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Paperbark - Swamp : Melaleuca rhaphiophylla
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Common Name :
Paperbark - Swamp
Scientific Name :
Melaleuca rhaphiophylla
Circumference :
5.50 metres (216 inches)
Height :
15.00 metres (49 feet)
Crown :

12.00 metres (39 feet)

Points :

275

State :
WA
Town :
Gelorup
Access :

Private
Location :
Hasties Rd
Coordinates :

33° 24' 44.61" s 115° 39' 20.56"
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Nominator :
Terri Sharp and Kieran Noonan
Year Measured :
2019
Age :
400
Type :
Remnant

Comments :

The tree is in the middle of a largely cleared paddock. It is relatively short and broad, and it has a very large trunk which has been burnt out from one side. The hollow is big enough for a grown person to climb into. The tree is otherwise in good condition with thick foliage.
It is located on a grassy plain which has shallow sand over a basalt rock base. Swampy in winter, water drains from here into the Five Mile Brook where other giant paperbarks stand, including the ‘Mother Tree’, the largest paperbark which is also listed in this directory. This tree is approximately 1200m NE of the Mother Tree. There are also very large marri trees, jarrah trees, peppermint trees and banksias in the vicinity closer to the Five Mile Brook.
This Paperbark is located at the North-Eastern end of the Gelorup Corridor. In the centre of the Corridor is the Giant Tuart, and at the South-Western end of the Corridor stand the two Giant Moodjars, or WA Christmas Trees, and the largest Woody Pear, all of which are listed in this directory. It is also very close to an ancient Indigenous quarry site which is heritage listed at the end of Allenville Road.


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