Valuing our Trees: an Important Community Resource

Black and white image of Dandenong circa 1880, showing the white Mechanics Institute Building

Join us for an afternoon tea talk featuring two presentations.

Presentation one

Guest Speaker Chris Keys, President of the Dandenong and District and the Springvale Historical Societies Inc. will speak on topic of the trees of the district and their history. 

Presentation two

Dr. Greg Moore, Chair of Significant Tree Register and Research Fellow of Melbourne University will present on ‘The Value of Your Significant Trees’: “Significant, old trees are valuable assets. They do things that other organisms cannot, but we continue to undervalue them to the point where many are removed unnecessarily.

As climate changes the value of these large, old trees will increase. The sequester carbon, they shade and cool and provide habitat for a diverse range of other species. The cost to our society of not valuing significant trees will be massive and will affect the sustainability and liveability or cities and towns.”

Following the presentations, a delicious afternoon tea will be served.

Image: Mechanics Institute Dandenong, circa 1880.  Courtesy of the Dandenong and District Historical Society.

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Wednesday 19 June, 1.30pm-4pm

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Heritage Hill Museum and Historic Gardens
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