- Sep 13, 2011
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- Ironbark, SEQ
Untill you stick humans in the mix and we will destroy and consume then move on which is a shame.That type of growth is known as "epicormic". It's the tree's way of maximising surface area for photosynthesis so it can recover quickly and start growing after extreme stress, such as fire. Once the normal branches and tips start growing, the epicormic shoots will drop off.
Wildlife loves the juicy new stuff, too. Nature's way of encouraging them back into the devastated landscape.
The wildlife will munch away, poo out whatever they've already eaten - like seeds from another area - and off goes the cycle again.
Ain't life on Earth fascinating?