Monday, April 14, 2008

Autumn leaves in Adelaide

If all our trees were native, then you would not see autumn leaves. Australia's native trees are evergreen; non-deciduous. If it were not for introduced species like this we might not even know that winter is on its way!

I did find out that we do indeed have one deciduous native tree; the fugus, a deciduous beech, found only in Tasmania.

Throughout Adelaide's suburbs you do see displays of "autumn colour" as we have many introduced species in private yards and along some streets.

3 comments:

alicesg said...

Very interesting trees. Love the colours of the trees.

RuneE said...

It is sometimes hard to remember that this was the kind of photos we took half a year ago!

Donna said...

Winter on the way....I can't imagine!! But I'll bet you're ready for it! Great picture!hugs