I first measured this tree in 8/89 when it was 23 inches girth. By 9/93 it was 33 inches girth and now, this photo, 3/17, it is 50 inches girth. There is a tractor track just below it and above the tree is a growing plantation of Hoop Pine which will give the tree some increased competition. That is why […]

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This is a surrealistic looking tree with its bumps. These bumps are grown over branch stubs.  It was 69 inches gbh in 12/11. Around the stubs will be some good wood if the tree fills out enough but there also might be some faulty wood there as well.

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This tree was 55″gbh [44cms dbh] in 6/10. It was 48″gbh [38cms dbh] in 9/89 and I described it then as being poor. I cannot remember why because what ever I did to it has made it look now quite good. There is a problem with a dead and now bypassed top. One of the bumps has grown over a dead […]

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This is a tree that was photographed in the Jul/Aug1997 Aust Wood Worker Magazine. In 8/89 the tree was 54 inches gbh and the branch, 33 inches gbh. In 12/09, the tree was 63 inches gbh and the branch 42 inches gbh. The question I’m asking in the Aust WW Magazine is whether I should cut off the branch. Now, […]

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To me, this is one of my most interesting trees. It is bent healthy trees like this that are growing the prized figured wood. It was 34″ gbh in 1/12 . This is one of my prized trees and I will have to keep making space for it to grow into so unhappily, some other trees around it will have […]

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This is tree number 632. I discovered it in a bad condition in about 1995 ago with vines growing over it and being topped by a wattle. I ringbarked the wattle which eventually died and luckily harmlessly fell. I then had to recut the vines and just the remnants of these can just be seen high in the tree. I […]

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The remarkable bending properties of Silver Ash wood

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