The Bjarne K Dahl Trust focuses on eucalypts, an Australian icon and a significant aspect of Australia’s natural environment and biodiversity. We envisage a public inspired by and appreciative of eucalypts.


Grant Recipient Malcolm French awarded OAM

The Bjarne K Dahl Trust offers our congratulations to grant recipient Malcolm French for his recent Order of Australia Medal.  Malcolm received funding in 2011 through our Small Grants Program to support the publishing of his book “Eucalypts of Western Australia’s Wheatbelt”.  Malcolm was recognised for his service to conservation and the environment in Western Australia.


National Eucalypt Day 2015

On 23rd March 2015 the Bjarne K Dahl Trust in partnership with Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne will celebrate National Eucalypt Day 2015 and present the inaugural Bjarne K Dahl Medal to an individual who has provided outstanding contribution to Eucalypt conservation and education.

For further information please visit our Events page.


Stories of Grand Old Gums

Former grantees of the Bjarne K Dahl Trust Small Grants Program, Slopes to Summit, have been running a competition to find large gum trees that have interesting stories attached to them.  Not only will the competition identify large trees that hold ecological significance, it will highlight the emotional, cultural and spiritual connection that people have with these trees.

More can be read about the competition here.

Order of Australia Medal

We are exceptionally proud to announce that on Australia Day 2105, Alison Teese, Chairman of the Bjarne  K Dahl Trust, was awarded the Order of Australia Medal for service to conservation and the environment in Victoria.  Alison has a long history of involvement in conservation and agriculture initiatives, including being one of the founding members of the Moolort Landcare Group and serving on the boards of numerous organisations.  She has chaired the Bjarne K Dahl Trust since its inception in 2009 and in that time has overseen the distribution of over $875,000.00 grants towards eucalypt conservation projects.

Alison Teese

Alison Teese, Chair of the Bjarne K Dahl Trust


Applications Open: ABR Bjarne K Dahl Trust Fellowship 2015

In November 2014, thanks to support from the Bjarne K. Dahl Trust, Australian Book Review published their first issue devoted largely to the Environment.  One highlight was ABR Dahl Trust Fellow Danielle Clode’s long essay ‘Seeing the Wood for the Trees’, which is now available in full online.  To read Dr Clode’s essay and learn more about the November issue please click here.

The Australian Book Review is now calling for proposals for the ABR Dahl Trust Fellowship 2015, worth $5,000.  Published writers have until 31st March 2015 to apply.

Further information on the fellowship and how to apply can be found here.