Ballarat Botanical Gardens: the arms of giants


My favourite part of visiting the gardens was walking among giants – these giant sequoiadendrons (Redwoods) were planted in the first part of the nineteenth century, and are believed to be among the oldest in Australia. But these are merely adolescents in a species which can live ten times as long. One even had a branch hanging invitingly low, so I sat for a moment on it, feeling it sway from the high-up attachment point.


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