The Ironwood tree
is unsurpassed in terms of its blushing reds, pinks, plums and yellow tones that it takes on in autumn, but its wide-spreading shape is a bit greedy for space.
BLUSHING BEAUTIES Above, wide-spreading Ironwood tree
with its seasonal tones; below left, Sargent's cherry aflame; below right, Euonymus alatus, aka burning bush
Biniirr is the local word for the Cooktown Ironwood Tree
, a species that holds special significance to the Traditional Owners of this land.
The ironwood tree
, (Eusideroxyionzwageri), in Benuaq is teluyatn, colloquially also belian, but the wood is called ulin.
Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black return The Spiderwick Chronicles to a new chapter with Book 4, The Ironwood Tree
The pool swirls around a desert ironwood tree
, wrapping it in a ribbon of aquamarine water.
This interpretive trail highlights the ironwood tree
(Ostrya virginiana), which occurs naturally in this area, at the most northerly limit of its distribution.
Gary Nabhan, the Museum's former Director of Conservation and Science, worked on the ecology of the desert ironwood tree
(see sidebar) and revealed its status as a keystone species upon which numerous other plants and animals depend.
The black ironwood tree
has wood so dense that it can't float on water.
If I was asked to choose three species from among the larger trees renowned for their tints, at the top of my list would be the Persian ironwood tree
, parrotia persica.
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