Epicormic Growth on Manna Gums
Forest Rd near Labertouche.
On 7th February 2009, Black Saturday, the Bunyip Ridge Fire broke containment lines and headed for the populated areas of Tonimbuk, Labertouche, Jindivik, Longwarry and Drouin West. The Bunyip Ridge Fire burned 25,000 Ha.
On 23rd March 2009, members of CFA Westernport Area Community Safety team visited the area affected by the Bunyip Ridge Fire. These photographs, taken six weeks after the devastating Black Saturday bushfires illustrate the resilience of nature.