Hoop Pine Plantation, Imbil State Forest, Queensland

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Comments (7)

Ian Stehbens on February 5, 2012

Hoop Pine (Araucaria cunninghamii) is native to this part of Australia, and it was in this forest that the species was first grown in plantations for millable softwood.

gezginruh on February 5, 2012

I would like to vanish in this forest...

Warmly. Fü

ƤōƝƓ-not going to Vi… on February 6, 2012

Impressive as usual. YS + LIKEd

Not sure if I understand it right. Although we call it a pine tree, Hoop Pine is not related to the coniferous tree found all over Northern Hemisphere. Am I correct?

Greg Swinfield on February 6, 2012

I have one of these growing in my backyard. like

bdeh on February 6, 2012

Great shot and area Ian. Greetings Berend

GeorgeM on June 20, 2012

Hello Ian,

In such places you can breathe all your personality. To be there it is a lot of joy because of fresh air, shadow and calm where we may hear sound of nature. YS beautiful color, light and contrast. Thank you.


Ian Stehbens on August 2, 2012

Thank you George. Your appreciation is special to me, as this is a very special part of my world. What you say is so true and I guess you also spend time discovering yourself in the natural world, too.

Warm regards,


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