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New leaves on a Tree Fern, Dicksonia antarctia
new growth on another at the forest's edge. In the
background Northophagus antarctica, from the
days when the continents were still joined.
a valley a little further with a river flowing through
it. These Tree Ferns were the understory of beautiful
Eucalyptus regnans, the kings of the forest which did
not survive the fires a few years ago
a stand of the regal regrowth after the 1939 fire
this is what it looks like two to three years after
a bush fire, on the left the fire must have been a little
less fierce and the timber at least partly useable and
felled. The forest on the right was reduced to match
sticks. How many of the live trees in my photo of
last November have survived I do not know. With such
extreme fire condition my heart is heavy and fearful for
the lovely forests I have previously posted.
Thank you Klaus and MY WORLD team for giving us
this lovely meme.