Sunday, March 25, 2012

The Gladstone Tree

Fire is always a risk of Australia and particularly in forest areas. For many years a unique fire watch was at the top of a very tall Karri tree and there are a number of these in the vicinity of Pemberton. We visited this one today - Gladstone free. It is 61 metres tall and has a series of steel spikes circling the tree trunk to form a ladder to a fire platform on the top. Try and see the circular steel ladder leading up to the platform at the top - nearly impossible to see unfortunately.

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