Sunday, February 26, 2006

After the bushfire in the Brisbane Ranges

Yesterday we drove from Geelong to Greendale via Ballan through the Brisbane Ranges which were devastated by bushfire five weeks ago. From the small township of Anakie all the way to the water storeage area the forest was blackened and looked dreadful. We drove for about 15 minutes before we saw a live tree. Koalas and kangaroos usually live in these forests.

Yet in five weeks the grass trees were starting to shoot and we saw hundreds of these on the forest floor, a kind of resurrection. In a few more months, leaves might start to shoot from the trunks of trees.

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