Friday, 17 December 2010

The noxious Camphor Laurel


This magnificent stand of Camphor Laurel trees stands across the road in the Royal Hospital for Women (RHW) off-leash dog park. I mentioned the Camphor Laurel earlier this week when I talked about noxious weeds.

This tree was introduced in the 1820s from Asia. They have massive, invasive roots and their leaves have a high carbon content which degrades water reserves. It is popular for fattening cattle and the wood is yet another form of Rosewood.


I am spending a couple of days in Newcastle with my brothers. Shall be back blogging live again on Sunday.

5 comments:

Arija said...

Most parts of it would probably be useful for keeping moths at bay as well.

Have a great time with your brothers on your little jaunt.

Joan Elizabeth said...

More weeds. Enjoy your visit with the brothers.

Ann said...

Such a shame they are weeks, I love them, they are beautiful trees.

brattcat said...

Have a fantastic holiday and watch out for all noxious species.

diane said...

have a good break.Enjoy family. Shame they are a pest. They are so shady and aesthetic.