MayFascination of Plants Day
Plant science organisations all over the world will be celebrating the international Fascination of Plants Day on 18 May. This biennial event is set aside to recognise the value of plant science for producing food and non-food items like paper, timber, chemicals, energy and pharmaceuticals. Dr Elspeth MacRae, General Manager Manufacturing and Bioproducts, is New Zealand’s representative on the European Plant Science Organisation, which co-ordinates the celebrations. “Plants are the basis of New Zealand’s world-leading food and beverage industry and it is plant raw material that underpins our up and coming biomaterials and bioproduct industries,” she says.
Scion will be celebrating Fascination of Plants Day by planting two tree species with unique stories of their own, the Wollemi pine and Gallipoli pine.
For further information visit on Fascination of Plants Day, visit www.plantday.org
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