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Massive old paperbark

Postby Sammy D » August 20th, 2017, 8:29 pm

Found this big old paperbark today with the family. It's down the southeast of beachport in S.A.

Hate to guess an age but considering its meant to be a small tree and once aged they grow slow I'm going to have a stab and say over 500 years
Could be wrong but this thing is impressive. In person its even better. Hope you agree.

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Very powerful tree
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Re: Massive old paperbark

Postby melbrackstone » August 20th, 2017, 9:21 pm

That is very special!
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Re: Massive old paperbark

Postby boom64 » August 20th, 2017, 10:37 pm

Fantastic character ,branch placement that is the real deal. Something to aspire to. Thanks Sammy .
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Re: Massive old paperbark

Postby Jarad » August 21st, 2017, 2:41 am

That's a very nice tree! Any idea on the exact species?
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Re: Massive old paperbark

Postby Boics » August 21st, 2017, 8:29 am

Beautiful Tree.
You've managed to take some nice photo's which do it some justice as well.
I often find that my photo's of mature tree's are often nowhere near as impressive..
One of the fabulous things about growing bonsai is as you get old and decrepit your trees get old and beautiful
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Re: Massive old paperbark

Postby JaseH » August 21st, 2017, 8:59 am

Nice tree, but I have some similar sized in my area which was market garden less 100 yrs ago so I think 500 might be a stretch!
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The next best time is now.’
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Re: Massive old paperbark

Postby treeman » August 21st, 2017, 9:20 am

Lovely thing. I would guess at more like 80 or so years as well but that's really not important. What is important is the beauty of the tree. Would be nice to see from different angles too!
Thanks for posting. These types of images give me energy... :)
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Re: Massive old paperbark

Postby Sammy D » August 21st, 2017, 4:46 pm

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