Thursday, June 9, 2016

The Leaning Tower of Riley Rd

This old Sugar Gum* in Riley Rd, Claremont looks like it's toppling over.




It's not. It's just grown on a funny angle.

How do we know?





















This.

The tree has developed a massive buttress root system on the "load" side to support itself.

However, I did notice one thing I'd be investigating further...








This fungus was growing out of the trunk near the ground.

It could be the first sign of something rotten in the state of Denmark the tree's root plate.





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* Eucalyptus cladocalyx

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