a woody perennial plant, typically having a single stem or trunk
growing to a considerable height and bearing lateral branches
at some distance from the ground.

About 30 years ago ‘Blue Gum‘ companies

commenced buying farms to grow blue gums on.

I had never given this venture a thought until I received

a phone call from one such company a week or two after

Dad passed away unexpectedly in February 2001. 

It was not until December 2001 that I signed on

the dotted line, after much soul searching,

and agonizing over spreadsheets, etc.

Turned out to be the best thing I ever did,

as I completed my Bachelor of Education in early 2001

and just after Easter 2002, I had landed myself

a teaching position in a nearby P-12  College.

The best part of growing Blue Gums is watching them grow

and knowing that there is, in our case, a lease payment on its way.

Spending time among the trees is fascinating. It is so quiet.

Road noise is almost non-existent and the only noises

are the occasional koala grunts and kangaroo paws

thumping the ground after being disturbed.

Eucalyptus globulus commonly known

as southern blue gum or blue gum,

is a species of tall, evergreen tree that reaches

harvestable size in 12 -15 years.

For comparison, the water tank is about 6 feet high.


Weekly Prompt Photo Challenge:…Trees


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