The white gum is 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 how 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.

The quote is by Friedrich Nietzsche

Recent clear-cutting of virgin forests near Tasmania’s Cradle mountain (2019)

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