Crowning out

Based freely on the Pecheys' farmhouse at Listening Ridge, I changed the old hoop pines to bunyas to suit a story my wife, Susan, was writing at the time.

We had been a few times to the Bunya Mountains where the virulent growth of the trees is staggering. They start out when young with regular 'christmas tree' profiles but when they reach a certain level of maturity, a local told us, they 'crown out'. By that he meant they achieve their characteristic semi-circular crown and from there the branches have a sort of droop about them.

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