2 Trees

When the land was cleared for the purpose of broad acre farming, tens of millions of trees were cut down, ripped out of the ground and burnt to ashes. Many were turned into timber used for building, construction and infrastructure. This had a severe impact on the landscape.

But some survived, like these two sentinels, remnants of a long forgotten time when trees ruled supreme. With their roots buried deep into the hard ground, they tap into subterranean water. Even during the hottest summers they are green and fruitful, providing shelter and food for many different species of animals and insects.

Prints available on request.

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