Monday, 11 February 2019
Climate change is an issue that can affect the entire horticultural sector, especially the nursery industry, where the commercial objective is to sell healthy plants that have a long and productive life.
Known as “Which Plant Where” the research project is being conducted by Macquarie University and Western Sydney University, with funding from Hort Innovation’s Green Cities Fund.
The project involves testing a range of plants under various climatic conditions in a controlled environment, as well as conducting “Living Labs” to monitor plant growth and survival rates in a real life setting.
A living lab is now underway at the Underwood Reserve in Summer Hill, Sydney. Provided by the Inner West Council, researchers will monitor the performance and associated benefits of recently planted trees and shrubs in the reserve over time.