Fernglade Farm
Fernglade Farm
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Commenced:
01/01/2005
Submitted:
08/04/2011
Last updated:
16/02/2016
Location:
Cherokee, Victoria, AU
Climate zone:
Cool Temperate





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Posted by Chris McLeod over 4 years ago

Some of the trees here are massive. Near the recently constructed wood shed is a medium sized Eucalyptus Obliqua tree which most likely germinated after the 1939 bushfires. That dates the tree at about 75 years of age. There are many trees here that are much bigger and older again, but this particular tree is the one of the largest trees close to any buildings on the farm. 

Big tree close to the newly constructed wood shed

A week or so ago, there was a bit of lively discussion amongst the commenters about all things relating to Eucalyptus trees. One point that was raised was that Eucalyptus trees have a habit of dropping limbs without warning. Well, I’m not saying that the particular discussion put the “kiss of death” on my brand new wood shed and water tank – but it was a close thing.

One morning I awoke to see this (and it wasn’t even remotely windy, just wet):

A large limb fell from a nearby Eucalyptus tree almost destroying the new water tank

Looking at the above photo of the tree that is still standing, you can get a good feeling for just how high that branch fell from! I certainly wouldn’t have wanted to be underneath that branch when it fell.

It was a bit of a week of dramas because not only did the chainsaw and push mower both decide that crucial parts would break, but two of the dogs disappeared off into the forest one cold night.

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Big eucalyptus tree probably only 75 years old

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