Mallet trees in the Dryandra woodland.
I spent a night in the Dryandra woodland. The national park is 28, 000 hectares. There were only 3 people camping there. Which first felt eerie and then felt like a wonderful gift not often enjoyed by us humans lately. The park has a fenced in area with native fauna which you can visit at night as part of a wonderful tour by DPAW. From the early 1900's the mallet trees (that grow here with powder barks) were send to Germany as the bark was very high in tannin - used to make leather. By the 1960's the demand had dropped due to increased costs and the use of synthetic tannins. The Wiilman tribe have strong cultural links to this woodland. In 1976 the state cabinet legislated that the area become and fauna and flora reserve! Go state cabinet.
Romy Surtees works with Glenn Pattinson at Elixir Honey, the rural Western Australian good honey business that helps to keep busy people healthy & energised.