Tuesday, 29 September 2015

DANDENONGS TREES

The Dandenong Ranges (commonly just called 'the Dandenongs') are a set of low mountain ranges, rising to 633 metres at Mount Dandenong, approximately 35 km east of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. The ranges consist mostly of rolling hills, steeply weathered valleys and gullies covered in thick temperate rainforest, predominantly of tall Mountain Ash trees and dense ferny undergrowth.

After European settlement in the region, the ranges were used as a main source of timber for Melbourne. They were popular with day-trippers from the 1870s onwards. Much of the Dandenongs were protected by parklands as early as 1882 and by 1987 these parklands were amalgamated to form the Dandenong Ranges National Park, which was added to again in 1997. The ranges experience light to moderate snow falls a few times most years, frequently between late winter and late spring.

Today, the Dandenongs are home to over 100,000 residents and the area is popular amongst visitors, many of which stay for the weekend at the various Bed & Breakfasts through the region.

This post is part of the Our World Tuesday meme,
and also part of the Trees & Bushes meme,
and also part of the Wordless Wednesday meme.




6 comments:

  1. What a great park!
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  2. What a lovely place to visit. Our world is such a beautiful place and, through blogging, I always enjoy seeing what beauty exists in other parts of our planet. It was a delight to see your pictures of the Dandenongs ranges! Thanks for sharing!

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  3. this is beautiful trees and nature :) Great for spending a day or two :)

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  4. I enjoy saying the park's name-- Dandenong. Very musical. It's a beautiful place. I like the lighting.
    The View from the Top of the Ladder

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  5. The Dandenongs are a true haven on the outskirts of our metropolis Nick.

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