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Tall Trees
Visit the Forests of Western Australia, including the famous "Diamond Tree" in Karri Forest of Manjimup, take the 400 m "Tree Top Walk" through the Red Tingle Forest Canopy and admire the giant Red Tingles in the "Ancient Empire" of the Nornalup Walpole National Park.
Album by gladysclancy. Photos by Gladys. 1 - 108 of 108 Total. 13 Visits.
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Diamond Tree Lookout on a 51 metre Karri Tree at Manjimup
Located 10km south of Manjimup on the South Western Highway. At the top of this 51 metre Karri tree, is the only wooden tree top tower in the world.

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The only Wooden Tree-Top Tower in the World
Climbing of the tree is permitted, with barbecues and toilets located nearby. An interpretive centre provides information on forest management and flora and fauna species inhabiting the area.

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Common Clematis (Clematis pubescens) on forest floor

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Karri Tree - Lower Section
Karri (Eucalyptus diversicolor) is a eucalypt which is native to the wetter regions of south western Australia. The tree grows to 90 metres, making it one of the tallest species in the world.

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Karri Tree - Middle Section
Karri has white to cream bark that changes to brown as it matures and is shed.

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Karri Tree - Upper Section
As the bark is shed the predominantly white trunk takes on a patina of colours from white to grey to deep brown. It is this effect from which the botanic name derives.

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Zamia Palm (Macrozamia reidlei) in foreground

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Zamia Palm (Macrozamia reidlei)

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Karri Trees grow tall and straight

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Co-joined Trunks

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Common Clematis (Clematis pubescens)

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Common Clematis (Clematis pubescens) on Tree Trunk

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Base of Diamond Lookout Tree at Manjimup

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People starting to climb the Diamond Tree

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Climbing  to the Lookout Tower used for spotting Fires

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Karri Forest

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Karri Trees grow straight and tall to 90 metres

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Karri Leaf canopy high above

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Common Clematis (Clematis pubescens)

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Looking up to the Karri Leaf canopy

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Undergrowth of Karri Forest

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Karri Trees grow to 90 metres in 100 years

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Old Man's Beard or Clematis (Clematis pubescens)

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State Forest of Karri Trees

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An Old Tree Stump

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Logging Truck passing through State Forest

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Welcome to the "Valley of the Giants"
The "Valley of the Giants" is part of the Walpole-Nornalup National Park, and gets its name from the large Red Tingle Trees that are found there.

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Facts about Red Tingle Trees

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Red Tingle (Eucalyptus jacksonii) grow to 60 metres

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Bark of Red Tingle (Eucalyptus jacksonii)

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Commencing Tree Top Walk

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Elevated Walkway between Trees

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Red Tingle Forest

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Majestic Old Tree

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Understorey between Tall Trunks

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Sunlight through the Trees

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Sunlight through the Trees

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Young Trees straight and tall

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Red Tingle (Eucalyptus jacksonii) has rough grey-red bark

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The Spans of the Walkway Sway

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Shades of Green in Undergrowth

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Young Karri beside Red Tingle

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Karri (left) and Red Tingle (right)

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Upper Branches of the Karri

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Sunshine and Shadow between Trees

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Climbing higher on the Walkway

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Walkway between the Branches

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Majestic Tree Tops

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Vegetation Below

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The Tree Top Walk was opened 6 August 1996

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The larger Tingle Trees are over 400 years old

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Looking Up to Blue Sky above

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Looking Down to ground 40 metres below

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Looking Down on Understorey below

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Many Shades of Green

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Walkway Span ahead

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At Tree Top Level

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Leafy Tree Tops

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View to Far Horizons

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View over Tree Tops

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Magnificent Trees

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Beautiful Tree Foliage

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Highest Point of Tree Top Walk 40 metres above ground

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At Tree Top Level

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Green Tree Tops

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Descending through the Trees

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View from Walkway

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Far Horizions

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Reaching for the Sky

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A Sturdy Trunk

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Understorey Vegetation

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Buttress Trunk of the Red Tingle

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Sunlight through the Trees

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Tree Tops against the Sky

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Reaching for the Clouds

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Lacey Leaf Patterns in the Sky

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Almost down to ground level

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Understorey  beside Walkway

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The Forest Floor

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Red Tingle Trunks

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Standing straight and tall

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Section of Trunk

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Ground Level

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Red Tingle Information

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Red Tingle is the largest Buttressing Eucalypt

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A long way up

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Entering "The Ancient Empire"

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A Hollow Trunk

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Hollow Trunk of Ancient Giant

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Above the Hollow Trunk

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Gnarled Red Tingle known as "Grandma Tree"

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Known as "Grandma Tree"

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Hollows make good Bird's Nests

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Between Two Trunks

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Karri Hazel (Trimalium floribundum)

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Tassel Flower (Leucopogon verticillatus)

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Undergrowth in "The Ancient Empire"

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Trunk of Ancient Red Tingle

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Buttressed Trunk of Red Tingle

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Towering above

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Leafy Tree Top

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Karri Dampiera (Dampiera hederacea)

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Understorey of Sedges, Tassel Flowers and Karri Hazel

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Sunshine between the Trees

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A Fallen Giant

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Fallen Giant beside Boardwalk

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The Crow waits for crumbs from afternoon tea

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Crow watching the Camera

   
 
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