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the mightiest trees emerge. Wondrous words travel right alongside them to describe their beauty – like majestic, awe-inspiring, magnificent, stately, etc.  Take a look at this photo and tell me just one of those descriptive words is wrong.

 

Grandfather Gum

Grandfather Gum

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Once upon a time on a farm we owned, we inherited a wonderful old gum tree, capable of sheltering countless families of birds and mammals and all manner of creepy crawlies, too.

We were told that his girth measurement indicated an age of well in excess of 400 years. That was in the 1980’s, and a recent Google satellite photo we investigated showed he’s still there. Isn’t that wonderful? Many times we were tempted to check about having him heritage listed, but never did for fear of the potential upheaval if he became famous. Selfish? Maybe… but he’s still there, and intact. I think our choice was the right one.

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