Eucalyptus Grandis of Australia
November 11, 2006
The photo above showing the decaying stump of a Eucalyptus grandis "flooded gum," with immature trees growing up from within, was taken along the mid north coast of New South Wales, Australia. Much of this area (Wang Wauk State Forest) was logged in 1977. Though lumber is a renewable resource, it'll take some time, around 400 years, for the young trees in the stump to rival the size of the impressive specimen that once stood there. Directly behind the photographer stands one of the tallest tree in New South Wales, the Grandis, which is 76 metres high (249 ft) and measures 2.7 metres (9 ft) through at breast height. Photo taken on July 23, 2006.