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Discussion: checking out the native cherry trees??

in: O-ing; O-ing > 2020-08-28

Aug 28, 2020 9:54 AM # 
Aug 28, 2020 4:12 PM # 
I've ridden over Gossan Hill many times. Don't recall any cherry trees but then I wasn't really looking.
Aug 28, 2020 10:51 PM # 
Yes! Confirming my suspicions- there are heaps more cherry trees there than are on the map and many of the mapped ones are dead, in some cases gone altogether. I think I know what I’m looking for now although there is a type with all droopy leaves and another type with many leaves growing upwards instead. Plus of course there are other kind of similar trees that probably aren’t since they are a little bit different and not on the map.
Aug 29, 2020 9:40 PM # 
Found an article you will like in the Conversation - link below. Plus copied this bit of text from the article which you will really enjoy.

"Its distinctive shape led to native cherry being marked on early Australian orienteering maps, since they are in a cartographic Goldilocks zone: obvious, just numerous enough to make them useful, but not so many as to clutter the map.

That was until Australia held the World Orienteering Championships in the mid-1980s, when the standardisation of Australian orienteering maps for overseas competitors led to the cherry ballart becoming an early victim of internationalisation – at least cartographically speaking."
Aug 30, 2020 5:57 AM # 
Not so much a victim but a green herring.

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