Part of my town walk goes through Palm Park. When I step out I turn right and enjoy the avenue effect of my neighbours' kerb plantings.
|River Terrace can just be seen through the hole in the vegetation. |
The little bridge at the left is over the mostly overgrown stormwater drain.
I cross the road, which is on a low levee. This road dog-legs around the busy Post Office and takes 13 school buses to the stop behind the Post Office and everyone else driving straight into the back roads going west, hence it's busy about twice a day.
|River Terrace, not busy today. It is the summer holidays in these climes. |
Along the left is the famous creeping bamboo site my Landcare Group is engaged in clearing
We've turned left and are walking along the footpath beside the end of Burringbar Street which, two blocks back is the main shopping area. However, we're walking west, towards the junction of the two main streams of the Brunswick River.
|Palm Park in Mullumbimby, NSW|
|The Park is still being cared for, I see a bit of new concrete |
path and wood-chips in the main palm bed.
|Mullumbimby Creek at low tide. Vegetation on show here is mainly native |
to the region. Trees are comfortable with the brackish water,
none are turning their toes up against it.
|Camphor laurel roots bend away from the water.|
They cause serious undercutting and creek erosion.
|Camphor laurel tree being poisoned. See the native seedlings already|
beginning to come up? It's called natural regeneration. Our ideal.