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:
And closer up:
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.
But one time when we went to visit for dinner with some saltbush to plant out we just brought back the wheelbarrow full!
It has led to dyeing, especially now I’m done with work for the year!
6 responses to “‘Tis the season for bark collecting”
Ha Ha, I think I will have to coerce my friends in California to go bark savaging for me!! Love that red colour.
I hope they can help you out!
what colour do you get from the bark? poor trees look so naked, wonder what the advantage is for them …
I can get tan, brown, orange shades and sometimes even maroon. I don’t know what the advantage is!
what a beautiful shape/pattern on the Corymbia Citriodora.
Thanks! Happy holidays to you too!