Australia’s forests are dominated by gum trees – eucalyptus trees – and while these are splendidly beautiful trees, they do not loss their leaves in autumn and so they do not put on a show of colour.
To find the autumn colours that come with the cooler days and longer nights you have to look for trees imported from elsewhere.
Victoria Avenue in Canterbury puts on one of the best displays of autumn leaves near my house. I pass this street when I drive home – although it unfortunate that I the days I walk home it’s a bit off the beaten track.
I happened to have a camera with me as I was coming home last week, so I pulled into the street to take a few pictures. I think I may have been a week or so late for the maximum colours – but the street was hardly shabby!
I can’t help but wonder what these street trees do to the value of the houses they shade. And secondly, I can’t help but wonder on the hell you would get a removal van into the street should you ever need to leave or move in!
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