Tasmania is a land of superlatives in the tree world. The high amounts of precipitation here, along with the relatively untouched nature of its western and southern regions, has allowed us to discover some of the most iconic trees in Australia. Centurion, a mountain ash and the second-tallest tree in the world, was discovered in 2014. And on nearby Mount Read, another well-kept secret has been steadily growing for a long, long time.
Tree removal specialists operating here in Hornsby and the Northern Beaches are accustomed to coping with a variety of tree species, but there is typically a limit on their possible age. In New South Wales, your largest conifers might only reach a maximum of 200-300 years of age. But such is not the case in the cool, wet climate of Tasmania. Here, a stand of rare Huon Pine has been growing on the sides of Mount Read for the last 10 000 years.
Individual trees in this stand might only be roughly three thousand years of age – it is difficult to determine, as acquiring a core sample could kill them. But the stand itself has been proven to be far older than the pyramids. To put this in to perspective, when this stand of Huon pines were saplings, sabre-toothed cats were still roaming the landscapes of Europe and Asia, and Sweden had only recently been released from the grip of the ice age’s glaciers.
As tree removal specialists for the Northern Beaches and Hornsby, our livelihood is tied in to this section of flora. We treat it with great respect, and ensure that your home and property is treated the same. If you’re in need of tree removal solutions, we are ready to help you. Contact us today for more information.