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Parkes Have you ever wondered how the trees on your street were chosen? The answer is more complex than you might think. Curious Central West questioner Robert MacGregor grew up in the shade of an old peppercorn tree, on the road between Forbes and Parkes.
The old school house site in Back Yamma, with a peppercorn tree visible back right.
Robert MacGregor "It's always intrigued me — why peppertrees? Street trees and the role of the Botanic Gardens Sydney in the s was an international melting pot. Far more multicultural and global than perhaps we credit it as today, Sydney's botany was at the helm of its expansion in science and identity.
Dr Frawley is an environmental historian, specialising in what she described as the "transnational networks of botanical exchange".
The two men that helped shape our streetscapes Photo: Joseph Maiden shakes hands, flanked by staff of Sydney Botanic Gardens in These men guided the Botanic Gardens' research and propagation, as well the import and export of tree and plant species, subliminally curating the landscape of all of New South Wales.
The nationalism of trees Moore and Maiden were bot very concerned with Australia's place in the empire and exchanged enthusiastically with other countries within it and outside it.
But Maiden had taken the reins just as the Australian colony was starting to question its identity. Hand in hand with a rising nationalism, was an emphasis on culture and interconnectivity, meaning indigenous species were being mingled with exotics, almost a botanical representation of Australia's finding its place on the world stage.
Dr Frawley cited the sudden surge in wattle's popularity at this time, as an example of Australians "wanting to plant themselves into the soil".
Schinus areira, as is its scientific name, is native to South America and came to Australia via this strong trading link with the Americas. Craig Burton, adjunct professor at the University of Western Australia is a landscape architect and arboriculture historian.
He explains how the peppercorn tree's immediate success in Adelaide's alkaline soils saw George Francis, the director of Adelaide Botanic Gardens, enthusiastically promote the species to other dry parts of the nation.
The trend of the peppercorn tree being consistently planted in schoolyards could be more perceived than real. The enduring nature of tree choices The reach and permanency of the botanic gardens in shaping the aesthetic of the whole state is remarkable.
Charles Moore's penchant for figs sees Sydney's streets still dripping with languid Morton Bay tentacles. Joseph Maiden's obsession with Canary Palms means pairs of palms still stand sentinel at the entrances to many crumbling homesteads. Dr Frawley believes botanic gardens are unique nodes of science and culture, whose relevance evolves with society.
The school house that originally piqued his interest lies on his father's property, and his father attended school there.
Mr MacGregor's question answered more than just why he's surrounded by peppercorn trees.EACH CLIENT has different needs and desires when it comes to property decisions and I customize my business and services directly to your needs.
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