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Balls Clearing #3

Posted on 25 December, 2018 at 4:05

This is the compound leaf from a better perspective.  Seven leaves make up,  as a whole, a single leaf. 





The fern leaf is the compound leaf par excellence.  One large leaf made up of many smaller ones.  The smaller ones in turn are made of several even smaller ones.




Another view.






And another.





No words needed.





The bark of a treem is quite caracteristic of that breed of tree.  For some people, the bark is enough to identify a tree.  My belief is:-  this is a Rimu or a matai tree.








The sign says:-  Matai.







In one of these trees is enough wood to build and entire house!







 If the other was Matai, then this one must be Rimu.







The big trunk certainly wasn't Horopiro.  It is a small scrub with peppery tasting leaves.








This is not horopito, as this leaf has jagged edges.  It is pretty.





This is a native  .....   but not of New Zealand.  It is a native of England.






Thor has come by, looking for a toothpick for his teeth.  "This one will do!"






The fallen trunk had to be cut where it blocked the track.







This is the other end of the tree.  It lay stretched out over a great distance.

There is more!  Next time. ... ..  Cheers Chris the Pipemaker

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