Best & fairest - big old wilga TinT with scarred reverse TB
significant spiritual scarring on wilga TinT in Telinebone
This is where the wilga guest emerges from bimblebox host
Remember this is one tree photographed from different angles
The Gomeroi of Murrumanaarr created this astounding tree
Less than 1 K away is another TinT also scarred
This is a Bumble aka Wild orange TinT but the box host is dead
This is the scar on the host & it wont close as the box tree is dead
You can see both the scar & the guest Bumble in this photo
This Capparis mitchellii guest is old but bigger as it's host is dead
Another TinT that is also a scartree - The scar is almost closed
you can see an axe cut burl here showing the box scar is cultural
Guest emerges at chest height & is 58 cm around. The host 220cm
currant bush guest aka warrior bush aka Apophyllum anomalum
This is the most spectacular rosewood TinT Ive seen
There are deep old coolamons all around the box tree base
This very special tree lives in the neighbor's place on a sandhill ...
The sandhill is on the big warrambool which was the tribal boundary
between the Gomeroi & Euahlayi people with kinship/cultural ties
This tree is both a currant bush TinT and a Ringtree.
It lives on another neighbor's place and there is a well nearby
Ringtrees here show where water can be found
The well is in the sandhills & can still be clearly seen today.
The Gomeroi here liked to camp in sandy places with water
This currant bush TinT is also a Ringtree and is found at a billabong
this billabong is on a watercourse running into the warrambool
There are 2 other Ringtrees here but no more TinTs
This is the inosculation point where the branches were tied together to form a ring
Currant bush aka Warrior bush is the host for the caper butterfly
This big scarred box tree also lives on a neighboring property
The guest shown here is Pimelea microcephala.
other shrubs were planted in trees as well like Nepine & Saltbush
Shrubby rice flower has antibacterial properties so was highly valued
Pimelea microcephala was used to treat respiratory conditions
This bumble guest is growing in the bottom of a U shaped box tree.
The old U shaped box tree has a big scar on the southern trunk
I have made this new gallery for scarred TinTs like these so people ...
..will stop trying to tell me that birds were responsible for them !
This is one of the first scarred Trees in Trees I found.
The scar is shrinking over time & the guest wilga tree is growing
This tree is located on the new Priest paddock tank/ dam
Old Ted Fields watched the earthworks to make sure no CMTs were hurt
This special spiritual place has very special spiritual trees like this
This guest tree has died but I think it was a rosewood aka boonery
It makes a pair of TinTs with the other being a whitewood in dead box
I dont know the significance of the different guests species
but TinTs are often found in pairs. Different trees belonged to different totem groups
you can read all about the Euahlayi totems in Katie Langloh Parker's book
This is one of my favourite wilga TinTs & its also scarred
The wilga guest is quite inconspicuous. The box tree host is older than it looks
You can park in the shade of this TinT & never notice its 2 in 1
Unlike Peach bush, wilga do not sucker. This guest was PLANTED
This scarred wilga TinT is about 1 k away from the scarred bumble TinT
This scarred coolabah in Kraka may or may not be a TinT
Its certainly a culturally scarred coolabah on the Gingie rd songline
but is that a guest up there or just an unusual mistletoe?
Allo spotted this driving out last sunday - very good eyes- not so good phone camera