I get immense joy living in the forest at Bermagui. Many of the trees tell a story-
This is part of the root system of a Spotted Gum on the South Tilba Road, not far from home. I think It tells the story of resiliance and beauty. At the entrance of our place we have a younger version.
Injured Spotted Gums ooze sap. This sap becomes the food for various native fauna. Above the injury all looks well. Its probably around 10 metres tall with lots of new growth. It has a way to go, before it is as strong as the older tree, but I think it too is resilient and will take a firm grip and flourish.