White Stinkwood #1
It’s hard not to like a White Stinkwood, which despite being fast-growing, can live to be centuries old (upon which their trunks appear to melt and flow into aged branches). This one is younger but strong and already very much part of the canopy, but it grows in a triangle of land close to a municipal water pipeline. We’ll keep an eye out for any disturbance to this individual and its neighbours, and clear the aliens below it. And watch as its small, inconspicuous fruits feed hundreds of birds, including the striking African Olive Pigeon.
The tree grows in what we call Corridor 2, a stretch of indigenous forest which extends up through plantations to the core area of Ferncliffe Nature Reserve.