Ghost Snags

Large woody debris or snags are vital to a healthy water way, they help stop erosion and provide habitat for frogs, fish and macro invertebrates. They are generally removed from waterways because they are deemed messy and perceived to increase the risk of floods but the inverse is true.Red gum snags in waterways have been compared to ocean reefs because they can last 1000 years so are relatively permanent habitats, providing a substrate for fish eggs and shelter for fish and water is oxygenated as it flows around them. These ghostly white branches are a eulogy to the River Redgums that would have graced the creek banks.

Fallen branches (that have been removed from bonfire piles) recycled white clay