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the rending of the rocks, the crying of the casuarinas
Bermuda extends 21 square miles, and much of it is covered by introduced species like the casuarinas
tree, an import from Australia.
Planting makes use of indigenous species, like the frothy casuarinas
(feathery tree native to Australia) along the northern edges of the site and the native grasses which cover low earth berms around the range.
After five years, 45 ha of the barren quarry floor had been planted with trees and the casuarinas
had started to self-seed and were colonising the surrounding quarry.
Streetside mahoganies, strangler figs, casuarinas
, and other tropical species need to be replaced as quickly as possible.
The once-rounded forest canopies that covered the Bahamas in pre-Columbian times are today serrated with the graceful spires of the aromatic Australian pine, or Casuarina
, a species introduced much later.