The Majestic Mountain Ash by John Bullen

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Small 8.0" x 12.0"
Medium 12.0" x 18.0"
Large 16.0" x 24.0"
X large 20.0" x 30.0"


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Dandenong Ranges National Park, Sherbrooke Falls Walk.

The mighty Mountain Ash is an evergreen tree, and it is the tallest of the eucalypts, growing to 70–100 m (230–330 feet), with a straight, grey trunk. It occurs in cool, deep soiled, mostly mountainous areas.

Unusually for a eucalyptus, it tends not to recover by re-shooting after fire, and regenerates only from seed. The seeds are released from their woody capsules (gumnuts) by heat and for successful germination the seedlings require a high level of light, much more than reaches the forest floor when there is a mature tree canopy. Severe fires can kill all the trees in a forest, prompting a massive release of seed to take advantage of the nutrients in the ash bed.

The tallest specimens of this and many other species encountered by early European settlers are now dead as a result of bushfires, logging and advanced age. Few living specimens exceed 90 metres (300 ft); old records of logged trees make varied claims of extreme heights, but these are difficult to verify today. Historically, the tallest individual is claimed to be the Ferguson Tree, at 132.6 metres (435 ft), found in the Watts River region of Victoria in 1871 or 1872.


  • maggie326
    maggie326about 4 years ago

    wow Awesome Capture John.. what a magnificent tree

  • linmarie
    linmarieabout 4 years ago

    fantastic shot, love looking upwards into the gentle giants, peace and love linmarie

  • cootie
    cootieabout 4 years ago

    Fantastic Capture John, what an amazaing tree!

  • Michael John
    Michael Johnabout 4 years ago

    Interesting POV here Johnny.

  • greenstone
    greenstoneabout 4 years ago

    amazing perspective and shot!!!

  • Quinn Blackburn
    Quinn Blackburnabout 4 years ago

    wow, marvelous capture of this Nature Teacher! :o) wishing you laughter

  • Lozzar Landscape
    Lozzar Landscapeabout 4 years ago

    Awesome capture and treatment!! Talk about tree hugging!!

  • lol…it was very huggable :-)

    – John Bullen

  • Jacqueline Wilkinson
    Jacqueline Wil...about 4 years ago

    Superb work :)

    WOBBLYMOLabout 4 years ago

    How fantastic, love the detail and perspective on this. great shot

  • PirminNohr
    PirminNohrabout 4 years ago

    Great perspective and a very beautiful picture!

  • Thanks Pirmin. Very much appreciated

    – John Bullen

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