ponga up close

In the middle of the photo below is what's left of a ponga (punga, silver fern) tree 
that once was the only tree in the front garden. I have lots of photos of the tops and 
furled fronds of these beauties, but not a whole tree so I refer you to this photo on the TePapa website.

Each frond has left its own mark on the trunk and lichen has made
some harder to see.

I don't know about you, but I think nature is pretty cool, even in death.

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suituapui said...

Strange but true! Interesting!!!

rupam sarma said...

Thanks for sharing.

Dorothy Borders said...

I love these pictures!

Taken For Granted said...

What an unusual tree, but I am sorry your tree died. I can understand your reluctance to remove it from your yard. Fascinating photos.

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Lowcarb team member said...

That is quite amazing :)

All the best Jan

Jim said...

Interesting pattern.

csuhpat1 said...

Nature is so very beautiful.