The everyday of our family farm
I remember such fenceline plantations were usually of exotic species, such as pine or cypress. Good to see that eucalypts are used, although maybe the more solid leave protection by the former offered better protection to cattle. Cows used to love the cypress plantation on wet days.
Not long after we moved here 26 years ago we formed a landcare group with all the neighbours along our road. High water tables and rising salinity were a big concern. Part of the plan to tackle these was to plant tree-lines. The use of locally indigenous trees and shrubs was hugely important not only because they are deep rooted but also to increase the biodiversity in the fauna & flora as well as beautify the area. Our area is not renown for high winds, and we have quite mild winters but very hot dry summers so shade for stock is a bigger need than protection from the cold, hence why using the natives was more fitting than the traditionally used exotics in tree-lines.
Beautiful pastoral scene.. simply lovely.
Love the lighting in this...
Like Andrew I remember the fence-line plantings as exotics. Poplars often. It is nice to see the gums.
Love the line of Eucalyptus. Diane
Pretty picture. Makes me want to go for a walk. : )
Yes--- I would like to ride a horse along that road in the evening. At least I might have liked it many years ago. Beautiful shot, Lynda.
Another fantastic picture. The light is so beautiful in this shot.
That says Welcome - lovely