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Tree growth is fascinating and a delight to artists and painters alike

Updated on March 13, 2010

Fascination for all sorts of trees

 

Tree growth is fascinating and a delight to artists and painters alike

For 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.

Funny how tree can grow along the ground then up
Funny how tree can grow along the ground then up
hollow tree trunk with hole in the side
hollow tree trunk with hole in the side
Tree growing into the side of a bank
Tree growing into the side of a bank
old man gum tree
old man gum tree
Beautiful reflections
Beautiful reflections
Tree trunk burnt out yet tree is still well alive
Tree trunk burnt out yet tree is still well alive

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.

View from our front door of the tree reflections
View from our front door of the tree reflections

 

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.

The Boab Tree

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      BeatsMe 8 years ago

      Nice pictures, Eileen.

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      Constant Walker 8 years ago from Springfield, Oregon

      Good subject, Eileen. Trees are awesome! I visited Arizona a few years back and got to see a whole whole bunch of incredible Joshua Trees. We took pictures of each of us hanging all over 'em.

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      Eileen Hughes 8 years ago from Northam Western Australia

      beats me, thanks for stopping by

      constant walker, Yes I bet they were great, I just become fascinated the different ways they grow. this morning I saw one where a seed of a different plant had dropped into a crevice and grown from there.

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