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"..I refer to these timber plantations as Environmental Woodlots because despite an intended end use of harvest for timber, these plantations provide multiple environmental benefits for as long as they are standing and managed..." John Woodley
THE BIGGEST TREE IN AUSTRALIA?
Derek McIntosh has been on the search for Australia's largest trees for close to a decade now and has kept his results in an online database - he says the WA South West has some 'doozies'. The Red Tingles have the largest circumferences with one measured at over 22m. The large jarrah, marri and karri have circumferences between 10 and 12m.
Mr McIntosh is calling on the public to help by nominating trees based on their circumference, height, and crown spread. For more head to the National Register of Big Trees at http://bit.ly/2fkyO04
Crown shyness is a naturally occurring phenomenon in some tree species where the upper most branches in a forest canopy avoid touching one another. The visual effect is striking as it creates clearly defined borders akin to cracks or rivers in the sky when viewed from below. Although the phenomenon was first observed in the 1920s, scientists have yet to reach a consensus on what causes it.