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Mountain ash (Eucalyptus) is the worlds tallest flowering pant. It does not survive wild-fire well and this fire was particularly hot, totally destroying these trees and producing a tree graveyard.
Mountains in the snow zone have a high population of mountain ash.
Three years ago bushfires in Victoria devastated thousands of hectares of bush and hundreds of lives and homes. Fire is necessary for germination of seeds and the next generation of trees is beginning to emerge. Regrowth of silver wattle (Acacia) is prolific at lower altitudes but higher altitudes the forest is waiting for the mountain ash saplings to replace this stark landscape. Recovery here is very slow and the sight is quite depressing
Spotted on Apr 28, 2012
Submitted on Apr 29, 2012