The Northern Daily Leader
Wednesday, 29 November 2023

Tamworth hills battling to keep gum trees alive through drought

By Chris Bath
Updated August 20 2018 - 11:37am, first published August 19 2018 - 4:00am
Battle for survival: Horticulturist Deon Heemskerk said the native gums are used to extreme dry, although will need rain by Christmas to survive. Photo: Peter Hardin
Battle for survival: Horticulturist Deon Heemskerk said the native gums are used to extreme dry, although will need rain by Christmas to survive. Photo: Peter Hardin

Bushwalkers have been warned about a threat from above as thousands of the region’s iconic native gums begin turning their leaves up.