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Epicormic shoot

[Well, …, now that household Internet has been restored by our provider after being off the air for nearly three weeks, we can get on with proceedings!]

After a bushfire has burnt itself out, the business of regrowth begins. Eucalypts are well suited to recovery as is evidenced here by an epicormic shoot.


  1. Rod says:

    I find a great way to get professional people without a scientific background dazzled is to use some kind of terminology which is not commonly used. I find “Epicormic regrowth” one of those that seems to stop finance, asset, legal, administration and even engineering people very quickly. They always look straight at you with a puzzled look on their face. Other ones I’ve used recently is to say “Maybe a limnological study will give us an answer”, asking “how will our lacustrine processes be affected?” or use the terms “aquifer”, “aquiclude” and “aquitard” together… preferably in the same sentance!

    Great example of epicormic regrowth. The colour difference between the charred bark and the green shoots is striking.

  2. Dianne says:

    This is a beautiful image. I would like to be able to use it on my church newsletter at Easter as a symbol of resurrection. Is there any way I could have access to this image and be given permission to use it?

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