Monthly Meeting:  Friday 10th May, 7.30pm, Uniting Church Fellowship Room, Lyttleton St.

Speaker: Dr Greg Moore (Uni Melbourne) “Native trees and their benefits during climate change”

Our guest speaker for May will be Dr Greg Moore, Senior Research Associate, School of Ecosystem and Forest Sciences, The University of Melbourne. Greg specialises in arboriculture.  He introduces his talk to us as follows: “Climate change will place new and extra demands on trees growing on both public and private land. There will be a need for increased canopy cover if cities and towns are to cope with a warming climate. While we expect a great deal of trees growing in public places, few of our native species have been investigated for their performance in our streets and parks. Yellow gum, Eucalyptus leucoxylon, is a species that can perform well in public places in Victoria.”

Observations: Members and visitors are invited to share their interesting observations at the meeting. Please email any photos to illustrate your report as JPEG file(s) to Jill Williams ( by noon on the day of the meeting.