Wednesday, 14 August 2013 13:44

Side by side

One last photograph of the red tingles. These two old boys rose more than 50 metres into the sky.

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Wednesday, 14 August 2013 13:41

Red detail

Detail of the trunk of a 400-year-old red tingle tree. Walpole, Western Australia.

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Wednesday, 14 August 2013 10:30

Big reds

Although I've always wanted to visit WA's south west to walk among the karri forests, I never realised there was another giant living down here.

The massive red tingles, found only in a 6000ha region around Walpole, grow to 75 metres tall and can measure more than 20 metres in circumference.

Visited the Valley of the Giants today, just east of Walpole. Walked among the red tingles, and in their canopies on a raised platform walk.

After leaving the Valley of the Giants we drove through tingle forest for about an half-an-hour on our way east to Denmark. One of the highlights of our around Australia trip. 

This photo shows the buttressed trunk of a 400-year-old red tingle in the Valley of the Giants.

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Tuesday, 13 August 2013 11:27

How's the colour?

Walking around the karri forests near Pemberton, Western Australia, it's easy not to notice anything other than the trees.

Looking down for a moment, I spotted this little fella strutting about on the ground. Glad I did.

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Tuesday, 13 August 2013 10:25

Forest giants

After years of having it near the top of my Australian travel list, I've finally made it to Pemberton, Western Australia.

The region is home to the iconic karri forests. These trees are absolute giants of the eucalypt world, and the tree world in general.

Climbed the Gloucester Tree today, just outside Pemberton. Sixty metres tall and only a series of small metal pegs to climb it. 

Scary, but worth it. This photograph was taken near the Gloucester Tree and shows five giant karri.

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