August Challenge : Tasmanian Silver Wattle

Acacia Dealbata is a very common roadside tree in Tasmania.  This example is a smaller one.

Native to NSW, Victoria and Tasmania we get to see plenty of them.  Very nice when in full flower and the smell is of Spring – although a bit early really.  The tree grows very quickly and can reach 30 metres but most by the roadside are of large shrub height.  It’s timber is used for furniture making and for veneers.  Like most Acacias it doesn’t live that long.  90 years would be a very old one!


What’s been happening?  Well, like Dylan at the Newport Jazz Festival – I have “gone electric”.  You can read all about it HERE.  With a further instalment working out what to do with my annual challenge to self HERE

Although it is only August it does feel a bit spring-like around the middle of the day.  Last week I spotted a Hare having a run around in a paddock and Colin’s single Yellow-Throat Honeyeater has found a friend.  It’s very promising!

A bloke cycling in (mainly) Tasmania

6 response to "August Challenge : Tasmanian Silver Wattle"

  1. By: Scooter Posted: August 2, 2019

    I love wattle trees. I’d read of them for years, but it’s only recently that I realized they’re the same as acacias. Your green flag makes a very nice accent.

  2. By: NancyG Posted: August 3, 2019

    Beautiful tree and photo Tony.

    • By: Tony Cullimore Posted: August 6, 2019

      Thanks Nancy. I will go and look for a good gum tree today. Wattle and Gums – very Australian.

  3. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: August 3, 2019

    Nice photo! Beautiful yellow.
    The new Magnum looks great — enjoy!!

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