Hard Times Ahead

Hard times ahead Sapling cider gum in snow
Figure in Landscape No. 34

Hard Times Ahead: Sapling 2015 Oil on Linen 520 x 750mm $1600

Hard times ahead. This very young cider gum has a lot of winters to endure before it can be assured of a long life. It is growing on the Central Plateau of Tasmania, Australia. But this young sapling also faces an uncertain changing world. Due to climate change and reduced snow it’s habitat advantage is now lost. There is growing competition by other gums which are colonizing the region because it is warmer – likely they will grow faster and stronger crowding out the rare and dying Cider gums.

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