Tallaganda Dreaming V: Fire Sculptures

Snow Gum Dyptych 

The composite image combines the outside and inside faces of the remaining outer skin of a large gum. That this memorial of the tree survived at all might be explained by the fire being slowed by a rapid fall in humidity late at night.


Nearby, the same process may have worked in relation to another snowgum while, side by side, a large tree is largely untouched.


The pattern and size of charcoal formation can act as a guide to heat intensity.

Note that the overhang in the above picture is being used as a den.

The fire has cleared creeks of bracken and blackberry, but in some cases trees have subsequently fallen or strange roots systems from past events revealed

Finally, regrowth can take a reddish hue - an echo of the fire that was.


Other posts in the Tallaganda Wilderness Firestorm and Recovery series

I:       Index of recovering species, Asura cervicalis in Exocarpos cupressiformis
II:      Creek Zones: Ferns, Mosses, Lichens, Worts
III:    Southern Boobook Owl Ninox novaeseelandiae
IV:    First Wildflowers
V.      Fire sculptures
VI.    Funnel Web Spider  Atrax Sutherlandi
VII.  Trees of the Forest - in preparation
VIII. Heaths and shrubs of the Forest - in preparation
IX.    Highland Bog Zones - in preparation
X.     Mountains Zones - in preparation

Background Chronologies
i.   Tallaganda Wilderness Fire 2019-20: Chronology Part 1 24-29 November
ii   Tallaganda Wilderness Fire 2019-20: Chronology Part 1 29 November +, in preparation
iii. Tallaganda Wilderness immediately before the fire October 2019 in preparation


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