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Old 01-05-2011, 01:27 PM
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Default Re: Australia's flooding

Originally Posted by Deathmetalconga View Post
This is flooding the natural range of erythrophleum chlorostachys - Cooktown ironwood, what my drums are made out of. These trees are adapted to drought conditions and I wonder what heavy flooding will do to them, and the ecology of the savannas they grow on.
Google tells me that these trees grow in flood plains so you'd imagine they're pretty resilient when it comes to floods, but an event this extreme can't help.

Just heard on the radio that the cost of fruit and veggies will increase as a result of the washed out crops so I'm guessing that your drum-maker will be having some issues too. It's been some time since there's been a summer here when some community or other wasn't doing it tough.
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