Commissioned by the City of Sydney, the eastern suburbs banksia scrub is a critically endangered scrub featured in the Barlow Street Forest.
A tiny forest made up of a wide variety of native species recreates the layers of a natural forest in the middle of our urban environment, as a lament for lost natural habitats.
Incorporating species belonging to the critically endangered Eastern Suburbs Banksia Scrub, the installation includes beehives containing Sugarbag stingless native bees, Tertragonula Carbonaria.
The initiative aligns with the international, science-base movement to establish plantings that are fast growing, dense, biodiverse and critical for human survival.
Research demonstrates that biodiverse ecosystems are key to meeting climate goals. This forest-copy of the original remnant scrub creates affect for the native plants and begins a conversation between original and copy.