Category Archives: Trees

How the mighty fall

Though our forest contains lots of trees, really big, old trees are few in number. Without these big trees, generally Manna Gums and Blue Gums (E. viminalis and E. bicostata, respectively), the forest couldn’t support the Greater Glider families (Petauroides volans) … Continue reading

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Big Manna Gum – King of this Forest.

In a broad, gently sloping drainage line near the western boundary of our property grows a big old tree; the largest on our place and perhaps the biggest tree on Boundary Hill. It’s a Manna Gum (Eucalyptus viminalis) with a … Continue reading

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Some August 2012 Pics

It’s that time of year again, when all male Agile Antechinus succumb to the stresses of reproduction, culminating in complete male die-off following their short mating period. Timing of this amazing phenomenon, resulting in a female-only population between breeding and … Continue reading

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Manna Gums – tree-hollow heaven

Manna Gums (Eucalyptus viminalis) are a major component of Strathbogie Forests in higher rainfall areas. They don’t grow to the size of trees in Tassy, the Otways or the Central Highlands, but they do get big and old enough to … Continue reading

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Give me a home among the gum trees.

This big, old Victorian Blue Gum (Eucalyptus globulus ssp bicostata) has seen a bit of weather. Most of its large limbs have been torn off by howling southerlies, but it keeps putting out new branches and making a solid contribution … Continue reading

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