Leaning Trees of Greenough

Greenough is located about 20 minutes south of Geraldton and 4-1/2 hours north of Perth, in Western Australia. The prevailing southerly winds have created this remarkable feature in the trees along the highway running through the windswept Greenough Flats.

The Botanical name for these River Gum trees is Eucalyptus Camaldulensis.  Their characteristic lean is caused by constant strong southerly winds blowing through the flats.

I stumbled on this iconic photo opportunity after visiting the nearby, beautifully preserved Greenough Historic Settlement.  I did not want to detract from the oddity of leaning trees, so I will save the Greenough Village for another post.

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