Get ready to witness eco passion because voting for the 2022 Eucalypt of the Year opens today. Celebrating its 5th birthday, the much loved – and highly contested – Eucalypt of the Year award is sure to bring out the competitive spirit in gumtree lovers across the country.
“The 2022 Eucalypt of the Year gives everyone the opportunity to celebrate their own personal favourites with the winning species to be announced on National Eucalypt Day (23 March) by Eucalypt Australia, says Linda Baird, CEO Eucalypt Australia.
“From John Williamson’s ‘Home Among The Gumtrees’ to May Gibbs’ ‘Snugglepot and Cuddlepie’, eucalypts feature in the fabric of Australians’ lives.
“In a time of uncertainty, gum trees provide Australians with a constant in our lives, synonymous with the unique beauty of our country”, says Ms Baird.
National Eucalypt Day is Australia’s biggest annual celebration of eucalypts held every year to celebrate and promote Australia’s eucalypts and what they mean to our lives and hearts.
There are over 900 eucalypt species across the continent – from the towering Mountain Ash of south eastern Australia, to the haunting Ghost Gum of the outback, to the Western Australian Mottlecah aka The Rose of the West with flowers as big as your palm, it will be exciting to see which euc will take out this year’s gong.
Available for interview:
Linda Baird (Melbourne)
Linda became the Chief Executive Officer of Eucalypt Australia in 2020 and has been working with the Trust since June 2014. She loves cycling in forests, hiking and scouting and enjoys learning about all things eucalypt. Linda can speak about the work of Eucalypt Australia, its origins, purpose and community.
Other talent available to discuss eucalypts, their biology and conservation. Images also available on request.
For interviews and more information, please contact:
Sara McMillan, Remember The Wild: email@example.com 0437 743 096
Communications and Engagement Manager
Remember The Wild is situated on Wurundjeri Country at 2 Wingrove St, Alphington, Vic, 3078