Greetings from IRAN' Mahmood
Thanks Mahmood. Here the brick chimney that stood for a long time fell in the quake, but the more flexible wooden building survives. This little piece of New Zealand rural history now tells of another chapter.
Peace and respect to you,
Ian (in Australia)
Nice scenery and the chimney can be restored Ian. Greetings Berend
I think this little cottage is way past its use by date, Berend d so I doubt there will be much urge to replace it. But it tells the story that brick and masonry does not fare well in a quake.
As well I wondered if pine trees are native to NZ. LIKEd
Best wishes, ah-p☺ng
Dear Ah-Pong. Conifers are not native to NZ and these eucalypts are not either. But if you peruse the GE images you will see the many lines of windbreaks that have been planted to tame the winds across the Canterbury. Macrocarpa, pines and Eucalypts, all exotics, have been used right across this landscape.
Ah-Pong & Ian, we have very few trees in this country that are fast growing.
Most native trees are in for the long haul, and after we are all gone, they may be just 15 or 20 metres high.
But they will last a few hundred years - if some nut does not cut them down...
Cheers, Peter, Christchurch
Thanks for your informative comments always, Peter and for the feelings that go with them. I like a bit of passion and concern.The Canterbury would be quite a bleak place especially in winter if it weren't for the windbreaks, I suspect.
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