Trees are measured accurately (height, girth, crown spread), then ‘size’ is calculated using a defined points system.
This Messmate is the largest known tree in the Strathbogie Ranges (above ~300 m asl) and grows not far from the corner of Barjarg Rd and Howes Mill Tk.
- Height = 49 m
- Girth = 9.96 m
- Diameter = 3.0 m
- Crown spread = 30 m
- Total points = 577
At 48 m tall ..
.. and 3 m wide (at breast height) ..
This Messmate eucalypt was the special guest at our picnic.
And healthy and sound at the base, it certainly is, notwithstanding a scar or two.
A magnificent specimen, most likely 250+ years old.
This view from the north shows it’s clean trunk and healthy crown.
Do you know of a bigger Messmate in the Strathbogies? Let us know.
This specimen has been added to the National Register of Big Trees – here