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Tuart : Eucalyptus gomphocephala
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Common Name :
Tuart
Scientific Name :
Eucalyptus gomphocephala
Circumference :
8.84 metres (348 inches)
Height :
52.00 metres (170 feet)
Crown :

39.00 metres (127 feet)

Points :

550

State :
WA
Town :
Gelorup
Access :

Private
Location :
Woods Rd




Nominator :
Carly Stone
Year Measured :
2018
Age :
300
Type :
Remnant

Comments :

NATIONAL CHAMPION

Contains nesting hollows that have taken 150+ years to form. Is home to a wedge-tailed eagle nest. Wedge tails build nests in only the tallest trees available. Wedge tails are both territorial and monogamous, mating with the same partner for life.

Besides being used by an eagle- is likely to be home to other creatures including bats, insects and other birds. Three species of threatened and/ or endangered Black Cockatoos are present in the area- Carnabys, Baudins and Forest Red Tail Cockatoos.
Tuart Woodlands are currently under consideration to be listed as a National Threatened Ecological Community (TEC). Tuarts only exist in this small corner of WA, making this tree is one of the last remaining big tuarts left in the world.
It’s location is significant, standing upon the highest hill of the rural town. It’s grand mass and height evoke a sense of wonder and disbelief to all who stand beneath it. It has an association with the community, as several walks have been hosted to view it. It pre-dates European settlement. It is an excellent example of it’s species.


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