Trees in the Botanical Gardens.

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06-22-2010 11:32 AM

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While in Christchurch last week, we took the opportunity to wander through the Botanical Gardens..

Just a few trees…Not really impressive until you think that none of them was planted until after 1870 or so… that means that the oldest is only 140 years…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#1 posted 06-22-2010 11:45 AM

it is the magic dust the fairies spread around that makes them grow so fast…. I love this park and you should come and see it when the cherries blossom… and the oaks shed their leaves, and put new leaves.

some of the trees there would take 500 years to grow to this size elsewhere. I can’t help thinking while strolling this park how many cums of interesting timber grow there :-)

yesterday the builder that builds my new house told me he and his father built a boat (thats a common thing to do here) and they shaped it out of Mahogany that one of the early settlers brought was 1.5 meter diameter!!

-- The woods are lovely, dark and deep, but I have promises to keep...

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#2 posted 06-22-2010 12:02 PM

Looks nice, Larry, but we have to know how tall she is for proper perspective! LOL

-- Wish I were Norm's Nephew

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#3 posted 06-22-2010 02:30 PM

Some nice timber Larry.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#4 posted 06-22-2010 03:49 PM

Thanks for the tour Larry

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#5 posted 06-22-2010 04:16 PM

Fantastic trees and still babies. Thanks for the tour Larry. Judging from your videos and other pics I’ve seen, NZ is a very beautiful country.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#6 posted 06-22-2010 05:33 PM

Sue and I visit a lot of the National Trust houses in the UK. One of the great things about preserving these old houses is the gardens that go with them, some with trees hundreds of years old. But none seem to grow as fast as these examples. NZ must indeed be a magical place. Thanks for posting

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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