New growth after controlled burn
Mother nature rebounds awfully quick after a fire. The nutrient returned to the soil generate some rapid regrowth in a lot of species. Normally the grass tree has lots of past needles, but these ones have been trimmed by the controlled burn. The grass trees which can take a long time to grow, estimated to grow about 5-6cm per year. Now there are about 25 species in the family, I have no idea which ones these are. The larger tree off to the right is about 7-8ft tall. So it could have taken 400 years to get to that height.
I had been out shooting the sunrise at nearby Point Lookout. The weather didn’t cooperate, but that’s fine. I’m always on the lookout for a new scene to photograph. As I drove past this area that had been part of a controlled burn. I noticed all the black trees and burn out forest floor. At first it wasn’t really inviting, but then I noticed some patches of colour coming from the grass trees. I pulled over and went investigating. The patch of grass trees in the shot was a very concentrated area of them, perfect for photographing.