There are Huon Pine trees in Tasmania that are between 1000 and 2000 years old.
They are part of a colony of Huon Pine that experts believe has been reproducing by cloning itself for 10,500 years.
That’s a long time.
Imagine if you could trace your family back more than 400 generations.
Then imagine great-times-400 Aunty Cheryl sitting around the cave, smashing bones and rubbing gobs of goop in her hair, thinking thank goodness those annoying ice age megafauna are gone, now I can’t wait for cattle to be domesticated.
Well, she was thinking that about the same time this stand of trees was getting started.
Time is one of the most fascinating phenomena we get to work with in landscape architecture.
The position of the sun at different times of the day affects how spaces feel and function.
So to with changes over the course of a year, as days lengthen and shorten.
Some landscape changes happen almost in front of our eyes, whilst some landscapes we will never live long enough to see in the form we imagine when we design them.
Time is also a constant companion in the life of the landscape studio. It’s certainly an exciting time at Landscapology: we’ve had some amazing good fortune this year, and are currently dancing with a collection of really great projects that are underway or just about to start.
Because of that today’s story is a little briefer than usual...we hope you understand!