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.


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