‘Tis the season for bark collecting

It is the season when a lot of eucalypts shed their bark here.  It’s impressive…  here are a couple of local and spectacular examples… E Scoparia:

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And closer up:

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Corymbia Citriodora:

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Needless to say there has been some collecting, though I haven’t done as much as I thought I might so far… often it’s just a bagful when I pass.

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But one time when we went to visit for dinner with some saltbush to plant out we just brought back the wheelbarrow full!

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It has led to dyeing, especially now I’m done with work for the year!

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Filed under Dye Plants, Eucalypts, Natural dyeing, Neighbourhood pleasures

6 responses to “‘Tis the season for bark collecting

  1. Susan

    Ha Ha, I think I will have to coerce my friends in California to go bark savaging for me!! Love that red colour.


  2. what colour do you get from the bark? poor trees look so naked, wonder what the advantage is for them …


  3. what a beautiful shape/pattern on the Corymbia Citriodora.
    Happy holidays!


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