The Desert Oaks that litter the landscapes of Australia’s Northern Territory have to be one of the most resilient trees in the world! Like many plants in the arid landscape of the NT, the Desert Oak (or Kurkara) has modified leaves to reduce water loss, but they also somehow manage to grow in deep sand & in large numbers too. Instead of leaves the tree has long segmented branchlets, known as cladodes, that resemble olive green pine needles. These clalodes shed from the tree & form a dense mat around the base preventing other plants from growing and competing for moisture and nutrients.

Sometimes these plants can look like pieces of abstract art scattered across the baron outback landscape, offering a different feel to this historic place.


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