The ANU Research Forest at the National Arboretum includes a designed experiment to examine the physiological and environmental responses and effects of different moisture regimes on Eucalypts. However, some of the experimental plots suffered mortality from unusual weather and we are replanting some advanced replacements. About 200 Corymbia maculata (Spotted Gum) need to be planted on the day. We will include a BBQ and a guided tour of the Research Forest and the cutting edge monitoring systems for volunteers.
Fenner Students enrolled in our various Masters (especially Master of Forestry and Master of Environment) as well as undergraduate students with a Sustainability or natural resource management major / Forest Science and Policy minor are particularly welcomed, and have an opportunity of meeting with members of the Institute of Foresters Australia (IFA). The IFA recently started a mentoring program for students interested in production, restoration and conservation of forests, and may also help expand your networking opportunities within the extended industry.
Where: National Arboretum Canberra, Forests 98, 99. Initially gather at the locked gate on River Road (near the Silver Birch)
When: Sunday 28th October from 9:30 am