Giant White Gum, Tasmania, Australia-Segment 1

$399.00

Order a limited edition, custom print of this ancient tree signed by Robert Ouellette. The 13×19 inch photograph is on high-quality, luster paper and printed using archival inks. It is an artwork meant to last a lifetime.

Description

A giant at over 90 metres tall, when discovered in the 1970s it redefined the growth potential of the species. Until then White Gums were considered to be of average height at maturity. This grove of trees, called the “White Knights” is part of the protected Evercreech Forest of north-eastern Tasmania. Australia’s extensive fires of 2019 reached into Tasmania affecting the region where these giants grow. We do not know their post-fire condition. For years Tasmania was a refuge for sustainable environmental practices. Unfortunately, clear-cutting of virgin forests has increased under recent governments.