Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Eucalyptus jacksonii- Red Tingle tree of South-West Australia

    This amazing photo made by Michael Schwab best shows the size and greatness of this tree 

  The Red Tingle (Eucalyptus jacksonii) of south west Western Australia is one of the tallest trees in the state and can measure up to 24 metres round at the base and grow to a height of 75 metres and live for up to 400 years.

 Image: Base of Red Tingle (Eucalyptus jacksonii), buttressed and hollowed out by fire, with a wooden pathway built for tourists

The trees often have shallow root systems and grow a buttressed base. Forest fires often act to hollow out the base of the trees creating a large cavity. The distribution of the species has been shrinking due to climate change over millions of years. They are now found primarily in Walpole-Nornalup National Park (35° S) and in a few isolated sites outside the park in the Walpole area.
The red tingle is often compared to the other two species - the Yellow tingle Eucalyptus guilfoylei and Rate's tingle Eucalyptus brevistylis are smaller.

Eucalyptus tereticornis buds, capsules, flowers and foliage, Rockhampton, Queensland by  Ethel Aardvark

Red tingle

Eucalyptus jacksonii
Red tingle is one of the two largest species in the state, with heights up to 70 m and diameter of 4.5 m in large individuals, but typically up to 55 m height and 2 m diameter. The dense compact crown forms a heavy canopy. The occurrence is similar to that of yellow tingle, along the lower reaches of the Deep, Frankland and Bow Rivers west of Albany. Red tingle grow best on moderately rich, well-drained loams or sandy loams, in tall open forest associated with yellow tingle, Rate's tingle and karr


 The Walpole-Nornalup National Park is the only place where the red tingle tree (Eucalyptus Jacksonii) is found.

Tingle Tree Roots
"The Giants" are the giant yellow (yellow tingles are smaller) and red tingle trees which are only found in this particular area of Walpole and Nornalup in the Walpole Wilderness Area. For more information check  here

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