The Corkwood Tree
- This small gnarled tree, has thick, corky bark with long narrow leaves that point upwards and out. The thick bark protects the trunk of the tree from fire.
- The cream flowers contain nectar which can be soaked in water to make a sweet drink or sucked straight from the flowers. The seeds of Corkwoods can be eaten without any preparation. The woody fruits contain two seeds.
- Corkwoods grow up to 23 feet in height
- The burnt bark is mixed with fat and is a good first aid treatment for burns. The carbon powder is also used by Aboriginal people for decoration during ceremonies.