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  1. 3 October 2018 - Science Matters

    Protecting our thirsty urban trees from more harsh summers

    Urban forests keep our cities cool and healthy, but University of Melbourne research finds as temperatures go up, we're going to have to be wiser with our water

  2. 6 June 2018 - Science Matters

    Finding the building blocks of wood

    An international team, including University of Melbourne scientists, is looking inside trees to learn exactly how wood is formed at the cellular level.

  3. 20 December 2017 - Go Figure

    Going green: Are fake Christmas trees more eco-friendly than the real thing?

    When it comes to a real versus plastic Christmas tree, according to University of Melbourne experts, the genuine article is greener in more ways than one.

  4. Podcast6 November 2017 - Eavesdrop on Experts

    Making friends with fronds: understanding plants’ feelings

    Dr Kim Johnson from the University of Melbourne discusses how plants respond to their environments and how this understanding can help grow better crops.

  5. 2 October 2017 - Science Matters

    Written in King Billy’s tree rings: 1700 years of climate history

    University of Melbourne researchers have published a 1700 year tree ring chronology from King Billy pines in Tasmania, offering insights into climate history.

  6. 21 April 2016 - Science Matters

    Planting trees for the Earth

    The Earth Day campaign has set a target of planting 7.8 billion trees by 2020. But while planting trees is easy, managing these new forests is another story.

  7. 11 December 2015 - Science Matters

    What is tree bark?

    Ever wondered why bark is brown, not green? It's all about the chemical compounds.