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#1 Synthase

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Posted 29 January 2015 - 01:12 PM

Pics from a recent trip to Tasmania. The tree with the blueish sky in the background is Centurion which is the supposed tallest tree in Australia/outside western America. The other picture is the second tallest tree in Australia. Both are Eucalyptus regnans and both are in state forests.

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Posted 29 January 2015 - 01:46 PM

Looks like mighty fine woodchip to me. :wacko:


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Posted 29 January 2015 - 01:48 PM

Looks like mighty fine woodchip to me. :wacko:

 

This literally made me laugh out loud :D


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Posted 29 January 2015 - 06:20 PM

supposed recognised tallest angiosperm in the world :wink:

 

I hope the bastards do not gaze upon the tallest tree....they burnt El Grande...that thing was a grand old stag.

They even stopped naming them for a while after that...lol

 

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El Grande was considered to have the greatest volume, only a mere 79 metres tall...lol


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Posted 30 January 2015 - 02:54 PM

I went to the spot where El Grande was, which is now a deforested clearing full of tree stumps. Thought I had pics of it but apparently not... A 15 minute drive down the road is the tree which is reported as having the biggest butt in Tas currently, also a regnans. I found it really difficult to photograph this tree whilst demonstrating its actual size due to the density of vegetation surrounding it so I apologise for the average quality of the pics. Both these pics are of the same tree.

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Posted 30 January 2015 - 03:33 PM

So how tall are they?



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Posted Yesterday, 12:51 AM

So how tall are they?

 

The tallest were quoted as 99.7 m and 99.4 m however I believe they are rather dynamic and the tallest, Centurion, is shrinking due to old age whilst the younger 99.4 m one is still growing. In the Styx valley in Tasmania there are multiple trees over 90 m of which several were estimated to once be ~=>100m but are now ~90m and shrinking due to old age. I think it would be nice to have them remeasured accurately as I think year-on-year the heights of these trees may change by several meters. I think there are many old groves of E. regnans in Tasmania and Victoria, if left alone for the next 50 - 100 years, could perhaps become the tallest trees on the planet. 


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Posted Yesterday, 01:05 AM

I really liked this tree which is referred to as Sir Viminalis ie. the tallest Manna gum (Eucalyptus viminalis) in existence at ~92 m. I used to live in Armidale NSW which is surrounded by many 10 - 20 m tall Manna gums (as is much of the great dividing range in NSW/Vic) so to see one in Tas 5 - 10 x taller was something special. 

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