Monday, March 8, 2010

Giant Sydney Red Gum 1937 -2010

This giant tree, a smooth barked apple or Angophora has reached the end - termites are all through it and it is slowly rotting. It was once an attraction of sorts... see the 1937 picture below.


  1. I would guess this not to be a very long life for a red gum. However, when rotted like this they are better horizontal than vertical!!

  2. On a visit to Killcare some 15 months ago, I was impressed with the forests of Angophora trees. This is a mighty tree, how old would it be?

    On googling, I found a competition for angophora photos, but no closing date...


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