Monday, 30 April 2018

Hollybank Trees, Launceston

More on Hollybank Nature Reserve.

In 1854 as history goes, the Reserve was a Sawmill, back then the grant deed covered 240 hectares purchased on 16 February 1854, making it one of the oldest land grants in the area. The deed seems to first belong to a carpenter and another man a solicitor with considerable interest in land in Northern Tasmania.
Over the years farming was in the area, men trained at Hollybank for the bush and became accredited in timber skills, then the Forestry Commission bought the property and in April 1955 the commission purchased it for 2809 pounds ($22,500 in today’s values). They the Forestry Commission take care of Hollybank Nature Reserve these days.

Today it's known as Hollybank Nature Reserve and Treetop Adventures.

Photos of some of the trees which I took about 1 week ago.  The first photo was taken near the Cricket Pitch!






The photo below is the only bit of holly I could find without dust all over it!


Below a bit out of focus holly with dust!


35 comments:

  1. Those trees are gorgeous. Too bad about the dust on the holly/berries.

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    1. Yes it is a pity but there is another place within Hollybank that has a sealed road and Holly but there were no berries.

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  2. I assume that all the dust comes from driving on dirt roads - or is it just wind borne? Looks like a great nature reserve. I will have to keep it in mind for our upcoming trip.

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    1. Dirt road out of Hollybank and partly in but a good road.
      I expect that is not a bad idea to visit.

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  3. Pretty fall colors. Holly berries,too. Our hollies are just blooming over here on the other side of the world.

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  4. The Forestry Commission got a very good buy. A similar purchase now would cost millions.
    I do love trees and am always very happy to see them preserved and enjoyed.

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    1. They sure did, but they maintain it well which is good.

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  5. It looks very pretty in the Autumn. Some rain will clean the leaves of the dust, but when might that happen?

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    1. That's true regarding the rain cleaning leaves - but then when the earth dries back to dust again! No rain as yet.

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  6. Son preciosos los distntos colores de los árboles.

    Tus imágenes nos hace retroceder al otoño, cuando ahora nos encontramos en primavera.

    Besos

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    1. Very different colours to our native bush - but however rather nice for a change to have trees that are introduced that have different autumn colours.

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  7. Some very nice images of the season changing!

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  8. You, Margaret, should stop that naughty wind that brings dust!
    Dust or no dust it sure looks a peaceful place to view the
    red ball hitting the willow!
    Cheers
    Colin

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    1. Very peaceful that day, only one other person there at Hollybank

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  9. Lovely trees Margaret and I see that autumn is on its way.

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    1. Autumn is here Rosemary, went to the city park yesterday and took photos of the leaves that have begun to turn.

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  10. wow such a beautiful trees dear Margaret!!!!!!!!!!!!

    i loved these terrific photos
    dust is huge problem here too as we live near desert so in summers windstorms and dust is permanent task to deal with

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  11. Truly beautiful, it is the call of nature, love them.

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  12. Such lovely colours within your photo's. Nature provides such wonderful colours.

    All the best Jan

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