John Turnbull ‘Trees, Woods and Man’

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Thursday, 28 July 2016 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

John Turnbull is a former CSIRO scientist who researched the use of Australian native trees and exotic introductions. Later, as Chief Scientist at the Centre for International Forestry Research in Indonesia, he managed an international research program on tropical rainforest conservation and rehabilitation. He has been a volunteer guide at ANBG since 1999.

This talk will coincide with National Tree Day (July 31, on “Trees, Woods and Man”. This will consider the importance of trees in Australian culture and then give 4-5 examples of where tree planting (mainly, but not only, with Australian species) has had a major impact on the livelihoods of people in other countries (China, Kenya, Ethiopia etc).