James Freemantle grew up amongst the River Redgums (e. camaldulensis) of western Victoria, and it’s from these magnificent trees he takes his inspiration. Their presence is solid and startlingly beautiful. Their short-grained hardwood was used to build farm structures, furniture and homes. Polished, there’s a breathtaking three-dimensional lustre, with colour ranging from salmon pink to plum black. These flowering trees thrive for hundreds of years on the basalt plains, providing habitat and shelter for wildlife and stock, and binding the land.
REDgum Communications is an embodiment of the generous characteristics of these majestic trees.
Thanks to Andrew Campbell for the shots of Redgums at ‘Crowlands’, his family farm at Cavendish in Victoria, where so many of our happy memories were made. jf