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Karri Forest – Part 1

The Southern Forests cover quite a large area of the south west. The area around Pemberton is famous for karri, a species of eucalypt, and one of the tallest species in the world. It is not unusual to see trees over 50 metres, and they can grow up until 90 metres. Unlike other big trees, these are relatively fast growing. They can reach heights of 30m within 70 years, and 50+ metres in 100 years. That’s way it is unfortunately the favourite of loggers. Pemberton still has a large mill operating.

Karri forests

Stonebarn – Part 7

My final post from Stonebarn is of its fledgling hazelnut grove. It is grown not only for its hazelnuts, but for black truffles. The region around Manjimup (Stonebarn is 20km south of it) is the largest truffle growing region in the Southern Hemisphere. Apparently they’re already beginning to harvest a few, but later I will show you a fully-fledged grove.