Thursday, January 21, 2010
21. Trees in the bush.
The trees in the bush where I run are very spindly. It is hard to find any with very thick trunks. The close up picture shows a stump with many branches coming out. This is what many of the trees are like in this area.
Bendigo was originally a gold mining town. People flocked in their thousands in the 1850's when gold was found. There are many mines under Bendigo and it has been known for some backyards to collapse and expose old mines. With so many people and mines the trees all around Bendigo were cut down and used for cooking or for posts in mines.
Bendigo is surrounded by forests which sounds nice for the environment but with recent bushfires is now considered a danger.