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Giant Gum In Record Books

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posted on Oct, 10 2008 @ 07:16 AM
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Giant Gum In Record Books


www.news.com.au

THE world's second tallest tree has been found by Tasmanian foresters less than 5km from a popular tourist attraction.

Standing about the same height as a pair of Wrest Point Casino towers stacked on top of each other, the 101m giant swamp gum is second only to a 115m redwood in the Redwood National Park in California.

The Tasmanian tree, estimated to be about 400 years old, has been aptly named Centurion which is a Roman officer in charge of 100 soldiers.

Centurion will also go into the record books as the tallest hardwood tree in the world, the tallest eucalypt in the world and the tallest flowering tree in the world.
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posted on Oct, 10 2008 @ 07:16 AM
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Great news that such a tall tree can be only discovered in 2008! Hopefully it boosts Tourism and Conservation for the Area, because Tasmania's forests are constantly under threat from logging companies. Interesting technology for finding these tress too, i;d love to know how it worked.

Check the second link for a better pic.


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posted on Oct, 10 2008 @ 07:22 AM
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Wow, what an amazing find.

I am suprised that a gum tree could grow that tall, there are several in the family that are notorious for dropping limbs and falling over under from their own weight.


Sounds like a true Aussie battler



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