At the beginning of winter, on the weekend called Queen’s Birthday Weekend in Australia, we enjoyed the company of brothers and sisters and undertook a small bushwalk on the New South Wales central coast just north of Sydney. Twisted, gnarly Angophora costata trees are found in abundance in this area, rising above thick undergrowth, lifting their crooked limbs to the sun. Their trunks are smooth and often distinctly red.
What cataclysmic event in the life of this tree caused the development of such a shape in its trunk, I wonder?
At the summit a view of Lake Macquarie.
And time for a chat…….
Today, 18 March 2023, on National Eucalypt Day, the Sydney Red Gum, Angophora costata was named eucalypt of the year.