Greening Australia celebrates National Eucalyptus Day

National Eucalypt Day is celebrated on March 24 and this year Green Australia is celebrating with some exciting news. Thanks to the keen eyes of Nathan McQuoid – ecological consultant and eucalypt expert – a new population of Eucalytpus sinuosa (octopus mallee) has been found. The rare species was found during a survey of GA’s Peniup project site in southwest Western Australia.

While octopus mallee is endemic to the region, it is also quite rare, with only a few scattered populations along the southernmost edge of the Yilgarn Block granite craton. In making the announcement, GA said it is  great to know there is another population, which improves the chances of survival for this unique species with its incredible pompom flowers.

Visit Eucalypt Australia to vote for the 2023 Eucalypt of the Year and to get tips on celebrating National Eucalypt Day in your community.

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