Scribbly-gum Tree Recovering from FirePlants & Planet
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This Eucalyptus haemastoma (scribbly-gum tree) is recovering from fire by putting out epicormic shoots.
These shoots grow from buds lying deep underneath the bark. This tree had lost nearly all its leaves in a fire, but the new shoots helped it to survive.
The 'scribbles' on the bark of these trees are made by the caterpillars of scribbly gum moths, which burrow (and feed) under the bark.