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Friday 24 February 2017 – Bring Back the Banksias workshop

Posted on 16 February, 2017 by Connecting Country

Flowering three year old Banksia

The ‘Bring Back the Banksia’ program is a relatively recent collaboration between many organisations, universities and agencies to conserve and restore the Silver Banksia (Banksia marginata) across Victoria and south-western NSW.  It is a topic of much interest to local ecologists and Landcarers, as there is much evidence to suggest that this was an abundant species in the region prior to European colonisation, but now there is only a few naturally-established plants remaining.  However, many local Landcare groups are now including Silver Banksia in their plantings.  At Connecting Country’s Landcare Forum in 2015, Clare Claydon spoke about the efforts that have been made to restore this species in the Baynton Sidonia area (CLICK HERE to see a video of her talk).

The ‘Bringing Back the Banksias’ team have asked us to spread the word that their next workshop is being held on Friday 24th February in Lake Bolac. The workshop will showcase what has been happening with regards to Silver Banksia research, mapping, genetics and seed orchards over the past few months.

Download their Agenda here

Download their flyer here.

Location: Bush Nursing Centre, 115 Montgomery St, LAKE BOLAC, Victoria
Time: 9am – 3pm
To Book: Martin Driver on 0400 170 957 or

More information on the Bring Back the Banksias program is available here


One response to “Friday 24 February 2017 – Bring Back the Banksias workshop”

  1. Beth Mellick says:

    I’ll be going to this workshop and can report back. Wettenhall has also just given a grant to a landcare group in the NE of the state to run a banksia project, linking in with the Forgotten Woodlands. Muckleford Landcare is keen, so we might see some of this work around here as well.

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