Plant Science Group Technical Talk: Dr Nigel England, 'Domestication and breeding of Eucalyptus benthamii (Camden White Gum) and E. dorrigoensis (Dorrigo White Gum)'

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Monday, 4 July 2016 - 10:30am

The Camden White Gum is a ‘vulnerable’ tree species from the Nepean River and tributaries near Sydney. The Dorrigo White Gum is a very closely related species from the Dorrigo plateau in Northern NSW. The Camden White Gum has however proved very adaptable and is now planted in commercial plantations in both North and South America. This presentation describes some of the work that the CSIRO Australian Tree Seed Centre, with the help of some citizen scientists, has been doing to understand the genetics and conserve both species. Venue: Theatrette at the ANBG