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Kauri Project

August 24, 2010

A collection of sculpture, furniture and design pieces crafted from the timber of a fallen Kauri Pine.

In 2007, a grand and beautiful Kauri Pine, _Agathis moorei_, died prematurely due to the roosting habits of the grey-headed flying fox in Sydney’s Royal Botanic Gardens. Serious damage has been caused to many significant trees – 18 have been lost and more than 300 affected.

The timber from the tree was distributed to selected artists and crafts people who have transformed it into memorable sculptures, furniture and other pieces, which form an exhibition at the Lion Gate Lodge.

Proceeds of their sale are to fund the rehabilitation of the Palm Grove and the planting of more Kauri Pines at the Royal Botanic Gardens.

*Where* Lion Gate Lodge, Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney
*When* 21-29 August 2010, 10am-4pm daily

The Kauri Project will be opened by *Richard Leplastrier* on Friday 20 August, 6-8pm.

["Click here for more information on the Kauri Project":http://www.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au/friends/events_activities/kauri_project].

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