Ann Mont ‘Australia is not all eucalypts – living in a native pine forest’

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Thursday, 24 May 2012 - 12:30pm

Ann Mont is a farmer’s daughter and retired public servant.

Ann spent her childhood living on a farm in a Murray pine (Callitris) forest in the Riverina. Flat land, no streams, no rocks and hardly a eucalypt in sight. How could this be? She studied geography at ANU and on a field trip to this area she realised that social history, geomorphology, and factors such as irrigation and rising salt are interconnected, and these impact on the vegetation. The talk will discuss Ann’s observations.