THE STORY OF THE BLACK SHEOAK IN RUFFY
The early settlers prized this wood for their combustion stoves – It burned very hot and was terrific for baking. Over the last 100 years most of them were cut down for firewood .
Rabbits and sheep find the young seedlings very tasty making regeneration almost impossible .
We have discovered 3 places where these trees still grow .
-On top of Mt Good Morning Bill .
-On the Ruffy Longwood Rd near Vic Fingers old place.
– In Terrip near the Old Yarck cutting rd.
Some seed from this tree on Mt Good Morning Bill was collected by CVA volunteers.