Our trees and what makes them great.

 

Angophora costata found at the edge of the school oval.

There are several trees that are significant within the school grounds, however three stand out.

The first and most obvious one is the angophora on the oval. The angophora is the oldest tree near the main school buildings and generations of children have played around it. People notice it for its beauty; particularly the ever-changing colours of the bark.

The second tree is a bloodwood. These were once commonly found around the school grounds but have slowly disappeared as more buildings have been constructed.

 

This particular variety (with 4 trunks emerging from a central root) is unique to the Blue Mountains area.

The bloodwoods found within the school grounds are unusual because of the naturally occurring division fourThe third tree is part of the children's discovery as we explore the bush area located within the school property. They have named it the 'honey-bee' tree. It is the remaining trunk and branches of an enormous old dead tree. Locating the tree during the walk is done by listening for the sound of buzzing coming from the hive of bees that have made it their home for many years now.