One of my favourite bush walks is the Creswick La Gerche Trail, a 2.2km self-guided walk through the nursery plantations surrounding the old Creswick Landcare Centre/Nursery. These trees are now over one hundred years old and tower over the landscape. They were planted by Creswick's first forest bailiff - John La Gerche. Storyboards along the trail highlight the impacts of mining on the forest and La Gerche's efforts to rehabilitate the land. La Gerche experimented with a diverse range of conifers and deciduous trees from the Northern Hemisphere as well as some Australian natives. The variety of tree species is both fascinating and picturesque. The main tree in this black and white image is a Ponderosa Pine.
April 18th, 2021
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