…of the size and growth rate of this amazing species:
This photo was taken before the spring shooting. The deep green trees to the centre right are bunya pines. The house is on the far left. That gives the reader some idea of size of both bunyas and surrounding bamboo, though it should be noted that the bunyas will get taller over the next decade and each spring the bamboo will shoot higher, at least for the next few years.
Seven or eight weeks ago a shoot came up near the roots of one of those bunya pines. Here it is now, emerging from the very top of the bunya, with a little more growing to do.