One Hundred Trees

One Hundred Trees, 2019.
Digital inkjet prints.

The One Hundred Trees series explores non-native conifer trees in the Wingecarribee and Goulburn regions of NSW as symbols of nostalgia and European vernacular within the Australian landscape. Across several years, one hundred unique examples of conifer trees within the geographical area have been photographed and collated in a typological study. Such trees are linked to the agricultural and social development of the region as a colonial outpost but persist as a style preference to this day. The series considers vegetation as a component of historical identity and culture, aligned with wider environmental and cultural dialogue surrounding past and present understandings of landscape.

Images: Jennifer Leahy of Silversalt Photography.