Linda Wells

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Alice’s enchanted, endangered forest

Sep 17, 2012 | Discuss

Alice's enchanted, endangered forest

By Linda Wells If you stand still, look at the trees and give yourself permission, you can see the caterpillars dancing. They are seen in the two species of coolibah (Eucalyptus coolabah and Eucalyptus intertexta) : tall and gangly with rugged bark and branches that splay out in all directions, neither tall and stately like the ghost gums, nor as dense as the river reds can be. The long coolibah branches reaching skyward are the ancestral caterpillars that, as they sway, reach skyward in rapture...Read more