In praise of Cherry Ballart

Frankie’s recent post on the trials and tribulations associated with propagating Cherry Ballart reminded me of some recent images taken along Mia Mia Track.

It’s a wonderful and enigmatic species.

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Cherry Ballart trunk, Mia Mia track, 6th August 2016

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Foliage in sunshine

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A stand-out amongst the Yellow Gums

6 responses to “In praise of Cherry Ballart

  1. francescincotta

    Wow what is going on with that trunk? Almost look like it has been choked by wire.

  2. good colour in the dye pot!

  3. Years 5/6 students at Winters Flat had to nominate their favourite tree and young Theo put down Cherry Ballart because they are good bird habitat and good to hide in.

  4. Do you know if there has ever been any research into the chemical properties of the plant? Barak mentions it as a snake bite cure since time immemorial and I wonder what’s in it that’s the magic?

  5. Hello Geoff, The Cherry Ballart must be having its skirts grazed off by kangaroos and/or wallabies. It is becoming harder to find one with foliage to the ground. Deer trim them even higher. Thanks for your continued dedication to your blog. Any water in Long Swamp yet? Gavin

    On Wed, Aug 24, 2016 at 8:11 PM, Natural Newstead wrote:

    > Geoff Park posted: “Frankie’s recent post on the trials and tribulations > associated with propagating Cherry Ballart reminded me of some recent > images taken along Mia Mia Track. It’s a wonderful and enigmatic species. ” >

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