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Re: An interesting look at trees.

Postby tas-man » Thu 18 Aug, 2011 12:35 am

In one of our recent severe wind storms, this magnificent Eucalyptus globulus in the grounds of Ritchies Mill in Launceston started leaning due to a wind damaged root system and rotting in the base, so had to be removed. I had taken a series of photos in 2009 and so wish to record this tree which was a significant element in the Launceston skyline. It was estimated to be around 175 years old and was around 50 metres high. There was an old notice board on the ground, that was once nailed to the tree, with some statistics from 1977/78. It was a pity that the base could not have been retained and turned into an artistic piece of chainsaw sculpture as has been done with other significant trees that have had to be removed for public safety reasons.

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Re: An interesting look at trees.

Postby Pteropus » Thu 18 Aug, 2011 9:04 am

That is/was a beautiful old tree, tas-man. I wonder if the rotting at the base had anything to do with compaction from the car park?
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Re: An interesting look at trees.

Postby gayet » Thu 18 Aug, 2011 10:05 am

Or more likely, seepage from the retaining wall behind?
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Re: An interesting look at trees.

Postby hikingoz » Thu 18 Aug, 2011 10:12 am

Wow. some of those tree pics are magnificant. I'll dig up some a nice tree pic to add to the collection.
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Re: An interesting look at trees.

Postby tas-man » Thu 18 Aug, 2011 11:16 am

abceight wrote:Wow. some of those tree pics are magnificant. I'll dig up some a nice tree pic to add to the collection.

In the mean time here's one someone else took that looks like a body part. No prizes for guessing what :wink:

*some might find mother nature slightly crude on this occasion
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Here's one of mine that caught my attention :wink:

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Re: An interesting look at trees.

Postby michael_p » Thu 18 Aug, 2011 11:28 am

One of my favourite trees Angophora Costata. How this one has managed to grow on this rock shelf amazes me every time I see it.

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Re: An interesting look at trees.

Postby Pteropus » Thu 18 Aug, 2011 1:53 pm

michael_p wrote:One of my favourite trees Angophora Costata. How this one has managed to grow on this rock shelf amazes me every time I see it.


I too like Angophora costata, which is an icon of the Sydney sandstone ecosystems.

This one is near the picnic ground at Audley.
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Re: An interesting look at trees.

Postby hikingoz » Tue 23 Aug, 2011 1:18 am

Here's a couple of tree pics i took at the thredbo river in winter a few years ago...

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Re: An interesting look at trees.

Postby GerryDuke » Tue 23 Aug, 2011 2:23 am

Took this one on the way to Winterbrook Falls.

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Re: An interesting look at trees.

Postby ILUVSWTAS » Tue 23 Aug, 2011 8:17 am

I like this one in the Weld Valley. Looks like it's trying to stand up. I'd say it grew over a dead tree which has since rotted away.
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Re: An interesting look at trees.

Postby ILUVSWTAS » Tue 23 Aug, 2011 8:20 am

And then there's this.

Story goes a kid got drafted to the war, and left his bike against a small tree......
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Re: An interesting look at trees.

Postby phan_TOM » Tue 23 Aug, 2011 9:30 am

I heard that he's still on the bike, wasn't fast enough and now he's stuck inside forever :P
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Re: An interesting look at trees.

Postby ILUVSWTAS » Tue 23 Aug, 2011 9:32 am

phan_TOM wrote:I heard that he's still on the bike, wasn't fast enough and now he's stuck inside forever :P



Ahhh so that's how the Ents came to be!
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Re: An interesting look at trees.

Postby tas-man » Tue 23 Aug, 2011 11:42 am

Here's a local situation where a plough was left leaning against this oak tree last century on Tamar Island, and the tree "embraced" it!

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Re: An interesting look at trees.

Postby tas-man » Tue 23 Aug, 2011 11:55 am

Walked past this last weekend and it caught my eye due to this thread bringing these "natural sculptures" to our attention.

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Re: An interesting look at trees.

Postby shazcol » Tue 23 Aug, 2011 2:05 pm

This has been here for some years now:
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Tree in a tree
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Following on from Tasman's pics, here is the tree after it was cut down That stump was huge but it was removed before I came home that evening:
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Re: An interesting look at trees.

Postby tasadam » Wed 24 Aug, 2011 10:08 am

Much as I detest the idea of one of my images immediately following an image of a log truck, here is a photo that we have framed and hanging in our lounge room.

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Re: An interesting look at trees.

Postby WarrenH » Sun 28 Aug, 2011 4:45 am

A Spotted Red Gum. Black Mountain ACT.

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A sculpture interested in trees.

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Re: An interesting look at trees.

Postby Pteropus » Mon 29 Aug, 2011 9:42 am

Some trees from my recent north Queensland adventure. Most are taken with my zoom lens as my wide angle died...

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Yasi damaged froest, Mission Beach

This is Cyclone Yasi damaged forest, in the Licuala forest, at Mission Beach near Tully. This is primary cassowary habitat. The forest is devastated and I cant see how they can even move about, let alone find food.


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The forest is slowley recovering

Lots of epicormic-like growth in the rainforest. This style of growth is usually seen in eucalypt forest after bush fires.


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Corymbia tessellaris (carbeen) bark detail at Little Ramsay Bay, Hinchinbrook Island.


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Large dead tree at George Point, Hinchinbrook Island

Mystery dead tree. Did this tree once grow on the edge of the forest here, in a time gone by? Or was it blown here in a storm?


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Stockwellia quadrifida

Stockwellia quadrifida, a rare and large rainforest tree in the family MYRTACEAE. Closely related to eucalypts. Discovered in the 1970s and named in 2002. This is a big tree. For some perspective of scale of this tree, a person can walk through the hole in the left buttress root.
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Re: An interesting look at trees.

Postby Stibb » Sat 10 Sep, 2011 7:15 am

A couple of odd trees I came across on walks recently


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Re: An interesting look at trees.

Postby tasadam » Sat 10 Sep, 2011 11:08 am

Here's another from my collection...

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Re: An interesting look at trees.

Postby iandsmith » Thu 15 Sep, 2011 3:38 pm

Wow, just found this forum. Fantastic; lots of inspirational material there. Thanks for sharing. I'll just dig into my tens of thousands and see what I can come up with.
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Re: An interesting look at trees.

Postby phan_TOM » Fri 16 Sep, 2011 12:03 pm

Such a great thread, I must have scrolled through a dozen times by now... Not just a collection of nice trees but an insight into the lewd workings of some of the Bushwalk.com members minds :shock: A few more images to keep the ball rolling, taken in the border ranges on a day that was thick with mist and atmosphere.

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Re: An interesting look at trees.

Postby north-north-west » Mon 19 Sep, 2011 8:02 pm

One of my favourite trees, on Far Bald. This is the thing with snowgums, you can blast them with wind, bake them in the sun, burn them, blow them over, cover them in snow and ice, drown them in rainstorms, and they just keep on keeping on:
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Re: An interesting look at trees.

Postby johnw » Fri 23 Sep, 2011 12:52 am

Two for the price of one? Or maybe doing a handstand:
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Mountain Blue Gum (Eucalyptus Deanei), Blue Gum Forest NSW

A more conventional specimen:
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Re: An interesting look at trees.

Postby photohiker » Fri 23 Sep, 2011 8:47 am

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They won't be driving that outa there anytime soon... :mrgreen:
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Re: An interesting look at trees.

Postby South_Aussie_Hiker » Fri 23 Sep, 2011 9:33 am

Supposedly Australia's largest Boab tree... not sure about that one. Taken when I was living in the Kimberleys.

The Aborigines' name for it translates roughly into "upside-down tree", because it appears to have been ripped from the ground and then pushed back in up the wrong way - with the roots sticking up into the air.

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Re: An interesting look at trees.

Postby kaite » Sat 24 Sep, 2011 10:55 am

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this is quite a nice tree too...
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Re: An interesting look at trees.

Postby gayet » Sun 25 Sep, 2011 6:50 pm

On the Waterfall Bay track
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Re: An interesting look at trees.

Postby WarrenH » Fri 03 Feb, 2012 6:01 am

Just recently I bike-packed (a modern term for push-biking up hills) from Old Sydney Road - at Cuumbean Nature Reserve, south through the western Googong Foreshores Nature Reserve, into Yennunbeyan Nature Reserve, then across the northern Tinderries. Private properties (along Woolcara Road north of Tinderry Crossing) with a million sheep were très cool, then through Yennunbeyan National Park and finally to Captains Flat. At times it was hard to see through the trees but it was spectacular and the forests are very healthy, after two years of regular rain and now relatively untouched by fire ... which is odd for here.

Blakely's Red Gums, on Hawthorn Hill and at Woolcara Station.

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A wispy Blakelyi hiding Mount Molonglo. Blakely's Red Gums are also known as Canon's Red Gums.

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Looking towards the forested ridges ... of the Greater Bimberi Wilderness.

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Shanahans, Clear Range, the Booth and Billy Ranges (just showing), Gudgenby and the illuminated giant Morgan ... and Murray.

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(Affectionately known as) The Brindies.

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