The University of Melbourne is running a long term trial planting program with the City of Greater Dandenong called the Woody Meadow. Woody Meadows are diverse plantings of Australian shrubs and small trees maintained by hard-pruning to promote flowering and create dense canopies to exclude weeds and encourage biodiversity. These plantings are part of a network of Woody Meadow sites across Australia. These trial sites will inform design and management of future Woody Meadow to improve the function and appearance of public landscapes.
The next coppice event is scheduled for May 2024 and bi-annually thereafter.
The photos below show the site plan, the first coppicing event and images of the site, one year after planting.