Winter reading

Got a moment? Have a look at these two winter gems:

First, the ever reliable Wombat Forestcare Newsletter, with high quality articles on  luminous fungi, fire in the Wombat, and a fascinating glimpse of the ‘world’s rarest fungus’, found on only one tree in the Wombat Forest…

And second, the North Central Chat, which has a great article by Bev Phillips on the old trees of Maldon. A sample:

‘Of the 61 pre-1852 original eucalypt trees recorded on public and private land in Maldon, 64 percent are Eucalyptus microcarpa (Grey Box); there are eight Eucalyptus goniocalyx (Long-leaved Box), eight Eucalyptus polyanthemos subsp. Vestita  (Red Box) and three Eucalyptus melliodora  (Yellow Box).  The recorded trees are estimated to be aged between 175 and 530 years old; 49 trees are estimated to be 200-399 years old and there are three trees estimated to be aged 400-499 years and one tree 530 years. This means that 80 percent of the trees are estimated to have started growing between the years of 1618 and 1817.’

Check them out.

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