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Firewheel Tree

//pencil, graphite

I am studying the Firewheel Tree here in Auckland at the Cornwall Park over a few month with a group of other illustrators. Each Illustrator has its own tree to look after and see how it changes seasonally. At the end of September, there will be an exhibition at the Cornwall Park.

The Firewheel (Stenocarpus sinuatus) is an Australian rainforest tree, up to 40 metres tall and 75 cm in trunk diameter. The bark is grayish brown and the ornamental flowers are bright red formed in a circular formation, hence the name Firewheel Tree.