Tallest flowering plant

It’s difficult to show the immense scale of these incredible trees, the Earth’s tallest flowering plant, Eucalyptus regnans, of which a living specimen has been measured at 99.6 m (327 ft) in Southern Tasmania.

People walk on the road through the forest.

A man climbs up to a sleeping platform high in the canopy, an extremely dedicated method used to try and protect these giants from being logged.

Eucalyptus trees, like many other Australian native plants, have evolved to survive and thrive after intense bushfires. Eastern Australia is one of the most fire-prone regions of the world. Last Summer, a large and very hot fire raged through the forest below, backed by the Sentenial Ranges, on the road to Lake Pedder and the Gordon Dam.

Epicormic shoots sprouting vigorously from epicormic buds beneath the thick bushfire damaged bark 

The fire started from a lightning strike in the remote South West wilderness and quickly spread through forests and fragile alpine areas after an unusual and extremely dry spring and early summer.

While it’s great to see green eucalyptus shoots and ferns sprouting again so soon, some other tree and plant species aren’t so lucky and will take a long time to recover, if at all. We’ve been fortunate to have a pretty wet winter and spring this year which has helped aid it’s recovery.

13 thoughts on “Tallest flowering plant

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  2. Those who cut trees down don’t think at all it seems, these photos are lovely. I hope the destructive people will get the message that they need to change their ways one day and they will stop what they do.

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    1. Thanks, I feel the only way they will stop is when they run out. At least here unlike many other places, trees are planted again, but the old forest will not be the same.

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