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Our Wonderful Trees

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Re: Our Wonderful Trees

Post by Geoff » Sun Jun 10, 2012 9:06 pm

nafets wrote:I was just wondering how you record your rain with huge trees like that blocking it out?
No problem Stefan, we are on 5 acres up here and all our big trees are a long way from our house (thankfully!), so the raingauge is not affected at all.
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Re: Our Wonderful Trees

Post by nafets » Sun Jun 10, 2012 9:10 pm

Daz, i was talking about Mount Erica. I see its just protected, the south face of Baw Baw around the Thompson dam looks to be extensively logged (by looking at google maps).
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Re: June 1-5 Low- rain

Post by Sean » Sun Jun 10, 2012 11:04 pm

Geoff » Sun Jun 10, 2012 2:04 pm wrote:
Geoff wrote:Righto, just been out in the garden to photograph our daughters by our BIG Mountain Ash tree.
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I put an 8 metre tape measure around the trunk at their head height without going into the curves, and it was nearly 2 metres too short, so it must be about 10 metres around!

(Perhaps we should get out of this weather thread and make a new one for things like this?)

Huge!

But I've seen bigger. Forgot what it's called, but there's a massive one on Tasmania.

As you walk down the trail you keep thinking 'sh*t it's that one, it's huge!' but then you get to the end of the trail and O M G... The girth of it is amazing.

I reckon out ash's grow taller than the american sequoia.

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Re: Our Wonderful Trees

Post by Geoff » Mon Jun 11, 2012 7:02 pm

Lol, but have you seen bigger than this Sean???...
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My wife and our daughters on the "road" through this giant Sequoia in 2005.
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Re: Our Wonderful Trees

Post by Rivergirl » Mon Jun 11, 2012 7:45 pm

Awesome Geoff. That would have been wonderful to experience :P

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Re: Our Wonderful Trees

Post by Geoff » Wed Jun 13, 2012 7:40 pm

At last! I've been trying to find an image of the Dandenongs from a century ago, and it's been really difficult as most seem to be encrypted and unreproducable (is that a word?) Anyway here's one from around 1900 which shows how denuded of trees it was up here in those days (click on the image for fullsize)...
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Re: Our Wonderful Trees

Post by Rivergirl » Wed Jun 13, 2012 9:28 pm

Great you got that one Geoff. There are plenty of old photos in my doctors waiting room, a whole history of the Dandenongs but yes not too easy to find online. Well done!!

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Re: June 1-5 Low- rain

Post by Karl Lijnders » Wed Aug 29, 2012 2:54 pm

Rivergirl » Sun Jun 10, 2012 7:46 pm wrote:
Rivergirl wrote:You're so lucky to have that tree which has obviously survived the logging in your beautiful garden Geoff. I must have a look at it next time I'm over
Sooooooooooooo I have finally caught up on this thread after weeks of busyness and I am a little obsessed with trees. I always wanted a mountain ash in my garden, trust me I tried growing them lol!, but it never worked out.

I must come and see the giant mountain ash tree in the garden!!! I have got to visit and see if it is taller than me,

Love the other pictures too. That gummy near Erica is enormous!!

The plains gum that James posted, is lovely as well. Nice and robust!!
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Re: Our Wonderful Trees

Post by Australis(Shell3155) » Thu Jan 17, 2013 1:41 pm

will have to have a read and refresher of this thread, thanks Ben..

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