Three Trees

Yesterday I walked through the Queen’s Lake Park in Moonee Ponds, a suburb  of Melbourne, Australia. Three trees caught my attention for various reasons.

The first, for the texture of the bark.

Unknown Tree Species – It was the texture of the bark that attracted my attention

The second tree is a Red Flowering Gum, Corymbia ficifolia, and it was the base of the tree with its root system above the ground that I found interesting.

Red Flowering Gum, Corymbia ficifolia, Queen's Lake, Park, Moonee Ponds, Victoria, Australia

Red Flowering Gum – An interesting specimen

Red Flowering Gum, Corymbia ficifolia, Queen's Lake, Park, Moonee Ponds, Victoria, Australia

Red Flowering Gum, Corymbia ficifolia – an impressive base

The third tree had been planted in memory of an Australian icon James Lesley (Les) Darcy (1895-1917), boxer and folk hero.  While he was a middleweight boxer , he held the Australian Heavyweight Championship title at the same time.

Les Darcy Tree, Queen's Lake Park, Moonee Ponds, Victoria, Australia

Les Darcy Tree, Queen’s Lake Park

In Memory of Les Darcy, Queen's Lake Park, Moonee Ponds, Victoria, Australia

In Memory of Les Darcy, Queen’s Lake Park

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