Wollongong’s Native Trees

WOLLONGONG’S NATIVE TREES is a book about the 150 odd trees indigenous to Wollongong. However, most of the trees described in the book also grow extensively along the east coast, some all the way to Cairns and some all the way to Victoria.

The book was first published in 1980 and has been largely unchanged till now. This edition is a complete revision and includes an additional 25 species. Some of these have been discovered in the area since 1980; others have been raised from shrub to tree status or have been created from classification changes. There are also many changes as a result of new information becoming available from various people and authorities.

Whether you need to identify a tree in the wild, in your garden or increase your knowledge about these trees, this book is invaluable. With over 700 photographs, 200 maps and drawings and a wealth of written details, you can enjoy a completely new look at the flora of this diverse region.

For thirty years this book has been used widely as a reference book and field guide and remains the most useful book on Wollongong’s native trees.

Cost: You can purchase your very own copy starting at $45 + PH

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Barks and Trunks – Rainforest Trees of South-Eastern Australia

Barks and Trunks, Rainforest Trees of South-Eastern Australia, the first book in the series, has been produced because of the ever-increasing interest in rainforest trees. Due to the large number of rainforest tree species, these books will help identify mature rainforest trees by their bark and trunk, and records these trees in their natural environment for their identity, natural heritage and value. These trees were photographed by the author in rain forests of Victoria, Illawarra, Dorrigo, around the border regions of northern New South Wales, and rainforests west of Brisbane and the Gold Coast. The photographs in the books will giver the reader a closer appreciation of the different bark types, colourations, textures, trunk shapes, and an overall understanding of old-growth rainforest trees. Along with timber descriptions and uses of days gone by, this book will help keep alive the spirit and heritage of the rainforest bushmen of yesterday.

Cost: $30 + PH

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Barks and Trunks – Rainforest Trees of Eastern Australia – Volume 2

This is the second book in the series, and contains a further 150 Eastern Australian rainforest tree species. Volume 1 contained 93 species-taking the total tree species covered to 243. Due to the large number of rainforest tree species, Volume 3 is in the making and will be published in due time. These books describe brush trees, their barks and trunks, and record these trees in their unspoiled environment for their identity, natural heritage and value. All trees were photographed by the author in rainforests of the Illawarra NSW Yarrawa brush remnants in Robinson NSW, mountain rainforests of Far Northern NSW, rainforests west of and remnant scrubs of the Gold Coast ES QLD, rainforests west of Brisbane SE QLD, dry rainforest scrubs in the districts of Kyogle NSW, Dalby, the slopes of Bunya Mountains, Kingaroy and Kilkivan SE QLD. The photographs in the books will giver the reader a closer appreciation of the different bark types, colourations, textures, trunk shapes, and an overall understanding of old-growth rainforest trees, along with rainforest timer uses and descriptions – an historical feature of days gone by of the Australian timber trade.

Cost: $40 + PH

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