Familiar flora, allergies and the future of Melbourne’s urban forest
Published Tue 4 September | by Fury
An illustrated exploration of Melbourne's relationship with its most familiar sidewalk companion – the plane tree.
Fury is a writer and illustrator, based in Melbourne. Their debut graphic novel I Don’t Understand How Emotions Work is about the corruption of memory and time. It will be launched early 2019.
Melbourne’s weather has always kept us on our toes – but now rising temperatures are changing our seasons in new ways. How are these changes affecting Melbourne’s plant and animal life? From thunderstorm asthma to biodiversity, the study of phenology holds valuable insights for the future of our city. To join the conversation about how seasonal changes are affecting Melbourne, come to the Melbourne Conversations event, Seasons Out Of Sync: Vital Signs of a Warming City, on Monday 24 September.
Read more about the allergy study in Sydney here.
Explore Melbourne’s more than 70,000 trees on the Urban Forest Visual tool, where you can learn more about the issues facing Melbourne’s greenery.
Pollen Forecast is a national resource that provides a 6 day forecast of pollen in Melbourne. Visit their website for more information about pollen counts and allergies.