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The power of paddock trees celebrated with travelling exhibition

News release
30 January 2020

Paddock trees are an integral feature of the South East landscape.

To celebrate these iconic landmarks, the South East NRM Board’s Power of Paddock Trees photo exhibition is touring the region.

Bush Management Advisor Jacqui Owen said the exhibition features local people, local trees, and their stories.

“Paddock trees are an important part of the landscape, providing food and habitat for native animals, shade for livestock and a focal point for family stories through generations,” Jacqui said.

“Putting this exhibition together, it was really special to talk to members of the community and local landholders about their connection with the trees in the area.”

The exhibition has two parts. The first is a series of 10 photographs, showcasing remnant trees in the landscape and highlighting their significance.

The second part of the exhibition presents pairs of photographs of the same tree, some of the original images taken around 100 years ago, and a second photo taken from the same spot within the past couple of months.

“The contrast between the photos over time is fascinating,” Jacqui said.

“Although some of the trees have changed slightly over the century, it’s the surrounding landscape where we see significant modification.”

“We’re excited to share these local paddock tree stories and photos with the community, and hope that the value of these icons of our landscape is recognised.”

The exhibition is touring soon with launch events in each location, beginning in Naracoorte in February.

Exhibition opening events:

  • Naracoorte – Monday 10 February 2020, Sweet Espresso Cafe
  • Millicent – Wednesday 4 March 2020, Millicent Library
  • Robe - Wednesday 8 April 2020, Robe Hotel
  • Bordertown - Wednesday 6 May 2020, Tatiara Council

Each event begins at 3pm and light refreshments will be provided. For more information or to register your attendance at a launch event please contact Jacqui jacqui.owen@sa.gov.au or 0428 155 989.

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