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Author Topic: Kurrajong Seeds from down under  (Read 1685 times)
Christopher Nyerges
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« on: December 23, 2016, 06:17:35 PM »

New post about the Kurrajong seeds.
Complete article is at the following blog: https://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=22844005#editor/target=post;postID=7974892117169158986;onPublishedMenu=allposts;onClosedMenu=allposts;postNum=0;src=postname
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« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2016, 06:25:38 PM »

I'm keen to have a look but, Google wants me to log in when I follow that link Huh?

(and it's not working) Undecided
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« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2016, 06:31:31 PM »

hmm... you should just be able to click the link....

Try just going to my web site, www.ChristopherNyerges.com and click on Blog....

I am not sure what code to put here to make this work.
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« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2016, 06:38:52 PM »

Got it

http://christophernyerges.blogspot.com.au/
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« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2016, 10:43:33 PM »

I'll go looking for some Wink

http://www.nationalarboretum.act.gov.au/living-collection/trees/tree-descriptions/forests-and-trees/forest-79

http://www.nationalarboretum.act.gov.au/living-collection/trees/tree_stories/kurrajongs

 
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« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2016, 10:52:57 PM »

Just watching a doco on pulses (legumes) 
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Christopher Nyerges
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« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2017, 04:06:51 PM »

As of mid-December, the many, many kurrajong trees that I know of in Los Angeles County are pretty much done producing seed, and we won't find anymore til perhaps Aug/Sept of 2017.  There is no commercial source for them whatsoever, so you just need to harvest in season
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« Reply #7 on: January 01, 2017, 06:03:25 PM »

They are everywhere here, although I've been blissfully unaware of their benefits   Cheesy

"The Kurrajong (Brachychiton populneus) holds an important place in Canberra as the area now known as Capital Hill, on which stands Parliament House, was previously named Kurrajong Hill.

It is appropriate that plantings of 247 kurrajongs have been made during 2010 and 2011 at the National Arboretum Canberra, echoing natural stands of trees in this region and some of Canberra’s earliest plantings.

Kurrajong is the farmer’s friend as the foliage provides valuable fodder in times of drought and the trees regenerate after branches are lopped.

The hills of Canberra are crowned with kurrajongs. They grow among rocks atop Urambi Hills in Kambah and there are old stands and new plantings on Lanyon hill above the suburb of Gordon."


http://www.nationalarboretum.act.gov.au/living-collection/trees/tree_stories/kurrajongs
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« Reply #8 on: January 01, 2017, 11:42:25 PM »

My son is on the look out for a few too 

But in the mean time some associated trivia Smiley

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hotel_Kurrajong

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kurrajong_Heights,_New_South_Wales
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« Reply #9 on: January 02, 2017, 02:34:39 AM »

Deerstalker, are you finding seeds now too? 
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« Reply #10 on: January 02, 2017, 04:09:27 AM »


Deerstalker, are you finding seeds now too?
 

No time for foraging yet, it's all about the kids & my granddaughter right now - I reckon there are trees within a 100 m radius though - stand by 
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« Reply #11 on: January 14, 2017, 11:46:11 PM »

They are all over the place, popped into the arboretum today and the botanical gardens looking for references in books - I may become an authority on them yet 
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« Reply #12 on: January 20, 2017, 02:30:45 AM »

I have been seeing the TREES all over town, in places I never noticed before. I didn't realize they were quite so common. But the pods, those are mostly empty of seed. I don't think I can experiment again until next fall
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« Reply #13 on: January 21, 2017, 07:12:45 PM »

Collected some seeds today, but they are few & far between (the seeds, not the trees). Smiley
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« Reply #14 on: January 21, 2017, 10:44:04 PM »

A literary reference......

"May had three brothers and when the family moved to The Harvey in Western Australia, the children enjoyed remarkably carefree growing years. After daily lessons with Mother came the joys of riding the pony, Brownie, swimming in waterholes, fishing and frog hunting, turning Kurrajong seeds into boats and, best of all, borrowing the big laundry tub to sail on the river. "

https://www.davidspicer.com.au/author/may-gibbs
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