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.