Posts Tagged ‘coolibahs

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

Save the coolibahs, save the town.

Nov 02, 2010 | Discuss

Save the coolibahs, save the town.

(continued from November 1 2010) Mike Gillam’s connections with Alice’s endangered coolibahs go back several decades. “Custodians has been begging us for as long as I can remember to save this swamp,” he recalled in his recent public talk with custodian Doris Stuart  . “They stood their ground when Transport and Works put through a road that mimised the damage to surviving coolibahs. “I don’t think it’s any accident that that is the most beautiful...Read more