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Trees of the Mount Alexander Region

Posted on 26 February, 2016 by Connecting Country

FOBIF 2016 exhibitionA photographic exhibition Trees of the Mount Alexander Region will run at Togs Place café from 26 February until 31 March 2016.

The exhibition has been coordinated by the Friends of the Box-Ironbark Forests (FOBIF) and aims to highlight the amazing variety to be seen in our local indigenous trees.  Even those trees of the same genus—for example, Eucalyptus—can exhibit a wild variety of shape and colour, as well as providing a home and other resources for an extraordinary diversity of wildlife.

The exhibition photos have been selected from over 125 that were submitted to FOBIF during December and January. In June 2016 the exhibition will have a second showing at the new local arts venue, the Newstead Railway Arts Hub. At this latter exhibition, at least one photo from each contributor will be included in a continuous slideshow.

Togs Place can be found at 58 Lyttleton Street, Castlemaine. Photos will be for sale, with proceeds going to FOBIF to cover costs.

(Also of interest to tree-lovers, the Bjarne K Dahl Trust and the Royal Society of Victoria are presenting a one-day symposium in Mebourne on 18 March 2016 highlighting eucalypt diversity and conservation.  For further details, see their website – CLICK HERE)

2 responses to “Trees of the Mount Alexander Region”

  1. Lorraine le Plastrier says:

    This is a great idea I would love to see them…but Togs is not wheelchair accessible Please consider access for future showings
    There is more people than me who would appreciate it…
    Thanks lorraine

    • chris says:

      Hi Lorraine. We’ve just received the following information from FOBIF about wheelchair access at TOGS. Chris
      ” Friends of the Box-Ironbark Forests acknowledges your concern regarding wheelchair access Lorraine. We have made enquiries to TOGS and they are able to arrange wheelchair access with a portable ramp. Best to ring them beforehand (54705090) and avoid coming when they place can be very busy (12-2pm). Also the exhibition will be repeated at Newstead Arts Hub in June and wheelchair access is available there as well. Bronwyn Silver.”

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