01 July 2008

Tuesday's Trees #11 - Melaleuca

We have always refered to these trees as Myrtles, but I think it is a variety of Melaleuca. They were used to establish hedges in Port Elizabeth many years ago and those that remain are very gnarled and twisted.



This one photographed at St Georges Park was not part of a hedge, but has been around for a long time. Why I think it is a Melaleuca is that they are also known as paperbark and this one has that look about it.

3 comments:

Kerri said...

Great shots Max! I love to see the bark up close like this!

Bob Johnson said...

Love the images max-e, very interesting trees.

Swubird said...

Max-e:

Now that is a tree with character. What a beauty.