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Green shoots in the Yarra
23 Feb 2009 by Leanne De Bortoli
Leanne De Bortoli sends the following report from the heart of post-bushfires Yarra Valley. We have been and are still a little vulnerable from what has occurred with the fires. It was only a couple of days later when I visited Steels Creek (over the hill from us) that I saw the extent of the damage through there. More than half the homes have been destroyed, lives were lost and the beautiful bush completely ravaged. A real shock to the system. However, today, my daughter Kate went over to Steels Creek and photographed some belladonnas coming up through the ashen landscape. A wonderful sign of regeneration amongst all the...

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