The highest tree in Australia thread...

VSG

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The highest habitating tree in mainland Australia.

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TheBigJ said:
VSG said:
stansi said:
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Just a quick aside... where would Australia's highest trees live? Mt Guthrie? (vegetation colours on this map prompted me..)

Interesting question VSG. These trees struggling to come back are on the SW ridge running down from Jagungal above the head of the Tumut River.

I'm sure they would be well above 1900m. For Hongo-fans, I couldn't find a shirtless pic ... :)

Tim111 said:
Hey VSG he already did indicate where he is.

I think the trees on Gungarten might be around the same altitude, they would have to be above 1900m.

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<span style='font-size: 8pt'>The oft quoted record [Tree, highest, Australian mainland ] is on the side of Mont Perisherrrr. . On the north east flank above 1950m. Others say to the NW. 36° 24' 35.34" S 148° 23' 15.72" E Marked on some olde maps.
But the Guthrie Mont due N or Charlotte Pass is close, methinks. A range of possibilities, including the Jagungal... click here... http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb221/VSGCanberra/treesaroundnswmainrange.jpg </span>


and some fellow.. might want to indicate where he and his friendly gum... are.

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On with the show... a picture from the 'Strom is needed.



<span style='font-size: 8pt'>The oft quoted record [Tree, highest, Australian mainland ] is on the side of Mont Perisherrrr. . On the north east flank above 1950m. Others say to the NW. 36° 24' 35.34" S 148° 23' 15.72" E Marked on some olde maps.
But the Guthrie Mont due N or Charlotte Pass is close, methinks. A range of possibilities, including the Jagungal... click here... http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb221/VSGCanberra/treesaroundnswmainrange.jpg </span>


and some fellow.. might want to indicate where he and his friendly gum... are.

jagungggaallll.jpg


On with the show...
 
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Thanks VSG. Interesting thread I think, and yes, those Perisher trees are going to be hard to beat.

I've often looked at the trees as they peter out on summits and thought about the tough individual that lives higher than her neighbours. Will tag and photograph the Jagungal trees when next there.

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choc

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There's a small tree near the top of Karels T bar, probably about level with the top station and around 100m to the SSW.
 

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Majikthise said:
Define tree?

Fair point, but I think any E. pauciflora individual of reasonable (how long's a piece of string?) maturity would suffice?
 
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Dunno, but I've been privy to some bush up pretty high.

Anyway, I reckon Majik asks 'cause the little shrubby things are around 40-60 years old quite often and are sorta stunted trees. And pauciflora quite regulalry get to about top of the shrub/grass height before getting frozenated to death. So, a mature pauciflora is what we're chasing ?
 

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There's a few other ones near the cafe, but that one behind the pub on the right?
 
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climberman said:
Dunno, but I've been privy to some bush up pretty high.

Anyway, I reckon Majik asks 'cause the little shrubby things are around 40-60 years old quite often and are sorta stunted trees. And pauciflora quite regulalry get to about top of the shrub/grass height before getting frozenated to death. So, a mature pauciflora is what we're chasing ?

That alpine plum thing... *must google for real name* is not in the game... just snow gums. pauciflora.
 
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mholling

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I'd also be looking around Mt Gungartan and the Kerries. It gets up to 2050 or so around there, with some pretty lonely trees up near the tops there.
 

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Highest tree at 2023-2033 metres ASL at 36deg 24.483min 148deg 23.033min, tucked in a north-westerly rock outcrop 1.12km from Perisher Gap. I've marked it onto Google maps. But happy to entertain other possibilities. I checked aerial photos (six maps) with topo maps. The E.pauciflora is 2 metres high, that's a tree in my book.
 

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I found a lonely snowgum at approx 2040m on the ridge out to Watsons Crag. It was still a seedling, about 40cm high and seemed to be in good health last December. I think the seed was wind carried after the 2003 fires.
 
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