Nice rows and light here I T B.
well,I just missed this road... Took the Ferguson rd - Wellington Mill rd - Pile rd - Falcon rd.
Hello Geerten!! You were well and truly in the neighbourhood :-)
Thanks Lex! That was exactly what grabbed me :)
Very nice Caroline..LIKED
I have left it to late I have made plans to go here tomorrow I leaving very early should be at dam around eight in the morning and stay a few hours ...Might see you around I hope...Cheers Marion:-)
Will you go to Honeymoon Pool first?
A plantation of what Caroline? I like the shadows its produced. cheers Gary
Looks Like someone took a Comb to the hillside. :-)
These plantations are very man-made and unnatural for West Oz...but I've always liked them. They look so sort of, exotic. And when you walk into one that's been there a while, that beautiful pine aroma and the coolness just gets to me. There's something else..they were all over the place in the metro area when I was a kid, so it's nostalgic.. Sweet shot Caroline.
Obviously not planted on a Monday :o)
Hi Gary, this is a Government owned pine plantation, the species grown hereabouts is usually pinaster or radiata, grown to produce timber for packing cases, structural uses and sometimes power poles...
Henry that is just what I thought as I drove along this hillside road and took in the view!
We were thinking Derek that obviously they started at the top of the hill (always a good thing to do, of course) and got into the knack of it by about halfway down :-))
Hi Jock, I remember mature plantations all through the Melville/Kardinya/Willagee area when I was a kid; they looked endless and the trees were huge by then, ready for clear-felling. Which they did of course, and the land-use changed from timber production to suburbia, so there are whole big areas of "newer" housing within much older established suburbs. The soils were deep sands, I know this because we had to run a cross-country run through some plantation near my old high school, it was not enjoyable!!
Actually, there were a few trees left over for posterity. They're still standing just along from the Kardinya shopping center. My daughter lives near there and I still marvel at those great old pines when we pass.
There was a plantation near the Mt Lawley High School too, near where I grew up. I never ventured into it before they cut it down. But riding a borrowed trail-bike through the cleared ground many years ago, I struck a grass-hidden pine stump with a footpeg and went flying..Soft sand is ok to land on. :)
Yes! I know those big old pines Jock :-) There are some more, and some huge old eucs too, on the corner of Leach Hwy and North Lake Rd; they are from the same era. I didn't know about Mt Lawley. There were some more near Como, though, near the Forests Dept/CALM/DEC head office. Enormous veterans, descendants of the forests of Portugal.
Pine stumps are treacherous! After a while they rot out, and have caused many a sprained ankle that way too. Revenge of the trees, FB :-)))
Nice picture with those lines Caroline. LIKE! Greetings Berend
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