THE 2015 Friends of the Buninyong Botanic Gardens annual winter luncheon is scheduled for Saturday 13 June and will be celebrating the fifth year of the event with a special presentation by Dr Tim Entwisle, Director and Chief Executive of the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne. Dr Entwisle willpresent his talk that will focus on the management of trees, which are the major component of the Buninyong Gardens.
The talk is entitled, ‘Dr Tim Entwisle is a murderer: The telling tale of ten trees, ten years ago’, a topic that is especially timely for the Buninyong Botanic Gardens as it addresses the difficulties in dealing with senescent trees and community responses when old trees have to be put to the axe. There are currently nine poplars in the Gardens that Council has to remove and a number of other stately trees that are over 100 years old and will require removal in years to come. Dr Entwisle told The Miner, “All trees have their use-by date and we must look ahead to strategies for replacing trees and keeping the Gardens dynamic and pleasurable.”