Current and up-coming


Wednesday 14th August
The Annual General Meeting of FOBG will commence at 6 pm in MB 11.

Click on the link to download the AGM notice:   AGM notice 2019 or the Agenda: 2019 FOBG AGM Agenda August 14th

The meeting will be followed by a talk by Dr. Susan Murphy, entitled “SEEING THE TREES FOR THE (URBAN) FOREST” – planting, managing and renewing trees in the urban context

Sue would like to include a short interactive activity:

She asks you, if you wish, to take a good look at your street tree (in the context of the overall street) and take a photo of it so we can refer to it as we have a chat about what’s been planted, how old it is and how well it’s doing its job – functionally and aesthetically.

About Dr. Susan Murphy:

Sue grew up in the City of Camberwell, studied science (genetics and zoology) and attained her PhD in Zoology. She then undertook numerous neuroscience research roles at Flinders University, the University of Melbourne, Monash Medical Centre, and the Howard Florey Institute.
In 2001, she completed a Graduate Diploma in Applied Science (Horticulture) at Burnley and eventually found her way back to Burnley where she had a range of research and teaching roles over the past 9 years.  Projects included the Burnley Green Roofs Project, and the Growing Green Guide which was developed to show designers, builders and the community how to install vegetation on roofs, walls and facades – highly collaborative projects that at various times were both exciting and challenging.
In September 2018 she left to take up a role as municipal urban tree planner in one of Melbourne’s established municipalities. The focus of this role is to look at how and when street and park trees will be renewed, given that many trees were planted in a relatively short space of time and nobody wants to see a large number of large trees removed in a short period of time!

Place:    Main Building, Burnley Campus, 500 Yarra Boulevard, Richmond.  
Time:    7 pm drinks & nibbles, 7.30 for the talk in MB 11
Cost:    $10  (members),  $20 (non members)

Click on the link to download the flyer Dr. Susan Murphy- Seeing the Trees for the (urban) forest



PARKING is available on the Yarra Boulevard (Melways Map 45 & X872) for Burnley events, or on Campus if you have a Disablity Parking Permit, otherwise no car access to campus.
are welcome to attend our events and meetings.
FOBG presentations are held in the Main Building (MB 11) in the Burnley Gardens, 500 Yarra Boulevard Richmond, unless otherwise noted. Follow the signs.