Sunday, January 13, 2008

The Old Gum Tree

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This is the Old Gum Tree at St Leonards (near Glenelg).

Click here to see the 2007 Proclamation Day post.

7 comments:

Donna said...

These kinds of things are right up my "alley". lol Love historical stuff!! Thanks for the pictures!!

alicesg said...

Nice photo of the old gum tree. Very unique. Now I remembered I used to sing this song when I was young. "Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree". I visited this gumnut factory in Perth, and I love it cause everything is make of gumnut. Your photos bring back nice memories of my visit to Australia. Thanks. :)

Clarice said...

Beautiful tree. Do you protect old trees there? Here we do but from developers wanting to build things. Australia is a big country with less people so I don't know if this applies.

Gordon said...

Clarice - we do protect trees classed as 'significant; any large tree with a circumference greater than two metres. If you want to cut one down you need an arborist's report.

There is a bill before parliament now addressing the issue once again.

Clarice said...

That's big :-) Thanks

Alexander said...

Interesting article. Thanks for the information and history.
Nice photo!

Alexander
Alex's World! - http://www.kakinan.com/alex

misty said...

When I was a young girl and the temperature was given on the radio it was always said it was taken "Under The Old Gum Tree".
That was about 50 years ago.