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Workshop for unique blue gums

News release
14 July 2016

Natural Resources Eyre Peninsula invites you to a free workshop which will highlight the Eyre Peninsula Blue Gum (Eucalyptus petiolaris).

The EP blue gums workshop will explore the biology, identification and restoration of this important species and its associated woodland species.

Sims Farm will be the venue for this workshop to be held on Tuesday 26 July.

Natural Resources Eyre Peninsula Senior Natural Resources Officer Iggy Honan said the workshop will be hands-on and include a short field trip to inspect EP blue gums in the creek near the Sims Farm Centre.

“I welcome anyone interested in these trees and their associated understory plants to come along. We have a very informative half-day event planned with Landscape Biologist Dr Greg Kerr as guest speaker,” Mr. Honan said.

“We’d like to openly discuss with landholders and the community how we together can manage and restore these important woodland communities in priority creeks and waterways. There are great opportunities for win/win solutions on many levels, including benefits for rural production, the environment and society.

These large trees play a major role in erosion and salinity mitigation, particularly in the Cowell and Cleve Hills areas, and it is important we look after them.”

Flora identification tips, a field trip and discussion about why the Eyre Peninsula Blue Gum Woodlands have become a National Endangered ecological community are just some of the things covered at the workshop.

To book, please call Iggy on 0428 282 077 or email iggy.honan@sa.gov.au

For more information visit: www.landscape.sa.gov.au/ep/get-involved/events or Twitter @EPNRM

More information

Communications and Engagement Officer

8688 3111

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