Photo: Blue Mountains Ash, Leura
Words to walk with:
From signage supplied by the local bushcare group.
“Blue Mountains Ash (Eucalyptus oreades) is a common tall tree in sheltered sites in the Upper Blue Mountains. Blue Mountains Ash grows in sheltered moist sites with deeper soils that allow the development of large roots to support their height. Surrounding slopes protect them from strong winds. You will often see colonies of young trees about the same age which have regenerated from seed after the bush fire. If fires are too frequent these trees do not have time to set seed and numbers will decline.”