Trees of Australia [Infographic]

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by Todd Smith, Managing Director of Jarrimber.com.au

“Australia has a deep rooted history in forestry. Early British settlers found great difficulty with Australian forests as the hardwood eucalyptus species was quite difficult to chop with an axe. The softwood Norfolk Pine, that the British hoped to convert into masts for their ships, had rotten interior and was too difficult to transport over long distances, leaving early settlers frustrated with Australia’s forests. While they may have caused difficulties for early settlers, they now play a vital role in the country’s economy. They are also home to many of our beautiful wildlife, and some are national treasures.

Throughout the 19th century, there was a sharp increase in global demand for fast growing trees. Australian species such as Acacia and Eucalyptus grew quickly and produced hard timber when grown under the correct conditions. Countries throughout the world began to plant these types of trees. However, it wasn’t until the 20th century that Australia began to capitalise on this, by planting native hardwoods predominantly. The forestry industry now contributes an estimated $22 billion to economic turnover each year, employing over 60,000 people.

Incredibly, over 40% of tropical and sub-tropical plantations in the world today consist of Australian trees. This shows the value of the trees of Australia on a global scale. The purpose of this infographic is to inform on some of the interesting facts surrounding the trees of Australia, their history, and their importance to our wildlife and culture.”

– Todd Smith, Managing Director of Jarrimber

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Differences between Bees and Wasps [Infographic]

Though summer brings all kinds of wonderful things such as barbecues, picnics, fun outdoor activities, and more, it also attracts stinging insects. While you should be concerned about the species that pack a powerful and painful sting and can cause allergic reactions, there is one that should be protected. Check out this infographic that compares wasps, yellow jackets, hornets and honey bees. By following this guide, you can learn how to tell the difference between these stinging insects and what steps to take to control and prevent or protect them respectively.

via edenpest.com

The following Infographic shows the respective diet, anatomy and nests differences between Bees and Wasps:

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