Saturday, April 10, 2010

In Praise of Narrow Leaves

They are the trees of Kangaroo Island, the Narrow-leaf Mallee - Eucalyptus cneorifolia. As ubiquitous as they may seem, less than 11% of their original cover remains on the island, often in thin wind breaks like these. For all their apparent mop-headed vigour, they and their understorey plants are at risk - often from senescence. See here for more info. The trees will be a feature in an exhibition by Janine Mackintosh and other KI artists at the National Wine Centre 27 July - 29 August.