Deciduous Beech (Nothofagus gunnii), Australia’s only winter deciduous tree. Photos taken late May (18/05/2014) road side below Lake Fenton. Up top near Robert Tarn it was 90% gone (dropped all leaves) but lower down it still had good colour.
Tasmanian, used to ski downhill since late 1960s till I took up alpine snowboarding in about 1987 (that is hard boots, plate bindings, Olympics snowboard GS style, carving). My local resorts are Mt Mawson (of course!) and Ben Lomond.
Snow Report for Mount Mawson
Report Date: Sunday 16th September
Report Location: On Mountain
Resort Status: On Standby - closed this weekend
Snow Play: Yes
Road Status: Check status on 03 6288 1319
Snow Fall last 24hr: 8 cm
Snow Depth: 40 cm
Snow Conditions: Fresh and cold, poor-average cover
Forecast: Snow falling above 400m today See Forecast Page here