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I was in Golden Bay over the weekend and noticed the bees all over this tree , is it some kind of wattle? I've never seen it before IMAG2230.jpg.4acd827b4d47d404ce78e01acaa750ac.jpg

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Looks like a stink bomb tree ,photos a wee bit blurry but tree should have a wattle foliage with heaps of yellow brushes ,later they have a brown seed pod with about six to eight seeds in each pod .when we were kids we would bite the seeds and try and drop them in someones pocket or put them in the school desk or teachers waste paper bin .they have a very unpleasant odour

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Ha ha that's what it is. We also had access to one of these when I was a schoolkid and wow you could really stink up a classroom :D

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Yeah it's a wattle, we have those ones here I think, they're pretty invasive, good bee food though

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Paraserienthes lopthana

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Paraserienthes lopthana

i remember when we first came to golden bay in the 80s every body planted them.

and spent the next 40yrs trying to get rid of them.

like blackwoods.

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I love blackwoods.

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Mine grow faster than I can burn them. Magnificent fuel .

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Mine grow faster than I can burn them. Magnificent fuel .

Beautiful timber, too, I always say as I split them for firewood.

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i agree with both of the above and we are now cutting ours down for fire wood.

but they self seed and come up where i do not want one.

and unless you paint the stump it will be there always, no matter how many times you cut it down.

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Beautiful timber, too, I always say as I split them for firewood.

When I was wood turning, Blackwood was one of my preferred woods. I liked the stuff that came out of the high country as it grew slower with better colour.

The bark is very hard on the chainsaw.

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i agree with both of the above and we are now cutting ours down for fire wood.

but they self seed and come up where i do not want one.

and unless you paint the stump it will be there always, no matter how many times you cut it down.

One of the reasons we planted them was for coppicing but ours don't, really. Something always gets the new shoots. However, it might be the possums, which have been recently been severely culled, so we'll see what happens now.

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That wattle looks like a cousin to the Albizia (silk tree) that has a pinkish flower

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They are flowering in the waikato already as well

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They are flowering in the waikato already as well

Covering the car in pollen...hayfever season has started. Even the Pines are close to letting a truckload of pollen go too.

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Covering the car in pollen...hayfever season has started. Even the Pines are close to letting a truckload of pollen go too.

Yep. Pine pollen around the edges of puddles here

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Yep. Pine pollen around the edges of puddles here

Had pollen on the car window the other day... too early by far

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you would have to hope we dont get a repeat of last years pollen

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