Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Sydney Red Gum

West Head - Resolute Beach walk

4 comments:

Ute said...

i love red gum... that's a fine specimen. beautiful photo. =)

xl said...

Very dramatic looking tree. Is the gum collected and used for anything?

wv: roolo !!!

unique_stephen said...

Tnks Ute, snapped on my phone.

XL > Aboriginal people used the gum to protect fishing lines, toughen baskets and fix stone points to throwing spears and wooden points to fishing spears. They used the wooden gourds as coolies to carry water.

Memphis Steve said...

That is one funky tree!