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The road to the caustic trees

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8th Sep 2006, 09:56   | tags:,,

Dhamaka says:

a lovely tree - and I can see what you mean about the sky, which is a beautiful colour

..are they caustic?

8th Sep 2006, 10:59

Viv says:

I love the names!

Had this cartoon vision of trees in a group making caustic remarks!

though googled it and don't think I'd like the tree very much!

Brown, however, merely touched the skin of his arm with the matter when blisters immediately rose, showing clearly its properties. The discoloration of the skin was like the effects of nitrate of silver

8th Sep 2006, 11:57

paintist says:

oh! the question I was going to ask has been answered :-) wow, lovely tree, painful tree hugging.....

8th Sep 2006, 12:02

Jigalong says:

The caustic tree can cause third degree burns, apparently.

Well that will teach me for saying that there's no clouds in the Pilbara. About two hours after making that comment, the clouds came in and so did the rain, the first since April. Now for my next statement, there will be no cyclones hitting the Pilbara coastline before Christmas.

8th Sep 2006, 12:38

Viv says:


8th Sep 2006, 12:42

swamprose says:

rain means spring flowers?

between this and the stinging tree I saw in the Daintree, there goes Australian tree hugging...

and yes, no cyclones before Christmas..

8th Sep 2006, 13:49

hildegard says:

C'mon Jigalong - time to issue a challenge. Stand outside & yell "There will be no snow in the Pilbara!" ;)

8th Sep 2006, 14:11

Dhamaka says:


8th Sep 2006, 14:15

Jigalong says:

Every now and then, the big mining companies let loose on their purse strings and bring the snow machines up to the Pilbara. I'm not sure that I'm ready to yell "There will be no snow in the Pilbara" Fair dinkum mate, they take people away and send them to the looney cells down south, and besides it would probably wake the other 200 people sleeping around town.

Rains this time of the year could be bad for the flora. Having too much may fool the plants into thinking that the wet season has arrived, with their seeds germinating at the wrong time of the year.

8th Sep 2006, 16:27

hildegard says:

Your concern for the flora is laudable. ;)

11th Sep 2006, 00:24

Jigalong says:

I think Swamprose asked if I could start blogging more plants, and I thought why not.

I'm a Horticulture lecturer by trade, and not so long ago my assumption was if I couldn't eat it or sell it, I just didnt want to know about it, but my attitudes are a changing. Although I do look at the flora and think, I wonder if this would sell as a nursery plant?

11th Sep 2006, 05:36