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Tree growth is fascinating and a delight to artists and painters alike
Fascination for all sorts of trees
Tree growth is fascinating and a delight to artists and painters alikeFor years I have been fascinated at the shapes and characteristics of different types of trees. When driving through Merredin on the way to Kalgoorlie I have always wanted to stop and draw the beautiful white gum trees, but never had the time to stop on route either to Perth or on the return trip home.
Since starting on this trip we must have taken thousands yes that's right thousands of photos of different types of trees, all showing different angles of growth. I am fascinated at the way they stretch their arms up and out reaching high above towards the stars.
Salmon gums trees lose their white bark and look as though someone has polished their beautiful boughs.
Trees regenerate growth after being burnt
It is incredible how a fire can destroy all the trees for miles about when a monstrous fire goes through.
Then several months later after the rains, you will notice little shoots starting to sprout. Many trees do not die, they will generate life again. Some have been completely burnt through the middle and have only the outside shell like the one in the picture above. Its roots must still have enough life to send out this growth.
This tree is like a parasite tree sending out a type of root system that grows down until it reaches the ground from a branch. As it grows down part of it thickens which forms these individual sections growing into the ground.