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    Post by Joy on Wed 28 Oct 2009, 10:01 pm

    We have some wonderful looking pandanus trees around our region. They must have looked great before large areas of the coastline north & south of us were cleared. Fortunately, for one reason & another, the dunes where we live were never cleared. There is only one small area which is cleared & that is for the surf lifesaving clubhouse & that is not cleared right to the beach.

    Here is a lovely pandanus by the beach at Yamba, south of our village.



    Pandanus buttress root system. Look like legs of someone with umpteen toes. :lol:



    A small avenue of pandanus trees winding up from the beach.



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    Post by Joy on Fri 30 Oct 2009, 9:39 pm

    This mango tree is a magnificent tree & is also a neighbourhood landmark. It is in the backyard of the house two doors up the street. There are many such trees around our area which would have been planted quite a few years ago.

    This would be a wonderful shade tree. The flying foxes or fruit bats would, most certainly, enjoy its fruit, unless the owner beats them to it.

    For some reason the image posted here seems to have vanished & I can't seem to delete the stupid exclamation mark. Any how here is an image of this beautiful mango tree. Today it was completely cut down & has gone forever.  :mad4:




    It was absolutely covered with flowers during late winter & early spring, as were the other trees around. This tree, though, seemed to be more liberally covered with them.Their flowers aren't terribly attractive, though.  



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    Post by Joy on Fri 30 Oct 2009, 9:52 pm

    There are many wonderful Norfolk Island pines here, particularly near the beaches & the river.

    These trees are among the large stand of Norfolk Island pines along the short drive between the surf club & the North Breakwall.



    Shark Bay & Yamba

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    Post by Joy on Tue 17 Nov 2009, 2:54 pm

    We have many beautiful, old poinciana trees around our area. They have started to come into flower already, so am hopeful that this year will see many wonderful displays as the past two summers were rather mediocre with rain & cooler temps. Most of these trees are about the same vintage so they must have been very fashionable at one stage.

    The poinciana in the outdoor area of our local pub. Noticed, driving past, this winter, that part of it looked dead. Do hope not &, hopefully, as they are deciduous, that it was just the normal dying off of the leaves. It is a beautiful tree.



    Saw these trees at the nearby town of Ballina. Asked Bruiser to park so I could take some pics. :lol:



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    Post by Dawn on Sat 05 Dec 2009, 6:01 pm

    Aah I so love these trees (talking on the Poinciana), aren't they beautiful when in flower like that. Even their trunk makes for a graceful shape. I do miss trees like this, where I live now. One might find a few in southern suburbia, but up our coast not.
    They are such amazing shade trees too, what a perfect example in that photo at Hotel Illawong, I do hope part of it is not dying off!

    We have a few Norfolk Island pines growing here in gardens and public spots, but when they get to the size proportions of those in your photos you will often see them staked as they fall over with the wind, so not only do you lose the tree but it can be dangerous.

    Super Duper trees! Thanks!
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    Post by Joy on Sat 05 Dec 2009, 10:24 pm

    Haven't seen the tree at the Illawong lately, Dawn. It is sort of out of our way if we go down to the shops or something. Must make an effort to remember to go & see the poinciana tree there. The others in our area have started to bloom & already have their beautiful foliage.

    We seem to be fortunate with the Norfolk Island pines as they don't appear to have the habit of toppling over. Just as well, as they are everywhere, up & down the coast. They are a major feature tree up at the Gold Coast. Eucalypts are another story as they seem to be more shallow rooted & tall specimens can fall over, quite easily with, sometimes, tragic consequences..

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