The Redwood Forest in East Warburton is just beautiful. We first heard about the Californian Redwood Forest from a friend who spoke of these amazing trees set in the Australian bush. We decided we had to see them.
The day we arrived in Warburton, Victoria it was 40o C - a Hot Summer's day. We headed straight for the Redwood Forest where the towering trees offered a cool retreat from the heat. I pondered how Nature offers such wonderful displays of colours, shapes and patterns that always inspire my paintings abstract and landscape . These Grand Trees sit opposite the Eucalypts in the Landscape creating a pleasing contrast in colours – grey, blue, greens of the eucalypt opposite the red, pink of the redwood trunks with their bright green new foliage. Planted in a grid these Redwoods tower over us, standing amongst them imparts a feeling of wonder at their immense size.
The forest was planted in 1930 by the Board of Works following clearing of the original eucalypt forest. There are over 1476 trees ranging from 20 to 55 metres. They provide a significant contribution to the landscape by their sheer number as well as containing possibly the tallest and most interesting Sequoia Sempervirens in Victoria.