Held on the 21st Aug 2022
at 10am to
, Southern Tasmania
Geeveston Town Hall and The Palais TheatreSummary:
Share in the wonder and magic of Huon pines through two short, simple, repeatable, and unique world-first activities conducted in the Huon Valley.
The first, a practical, hands-on intro to dendrochronology workshop at the Geeveston Town Hall. There is a piece of Huon pine approximately 1.5 meters in diameter sitting mostly unnoticed in a corner. It has a simple sign on it indicating 2,000 years in age. Learn how this piece of wood can be used as a science education tool - a chronometer for understanding time. Learn the basics of how to measure and calculate the historical records embodied in wood.
Next celebrate Huon Pine, one of the world's longest-living tree species and a natural scientific ambassador with artisan wood technologies, and a screening of ABC TV's Catalyst on Australia’s iconic trees.