Eucalyptus jacksonii

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Red Tingle
Red tingle.jpg
Red Tingle in the Valley of the Giants
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Myrtales
Family: Myrtaceae
Genus: Eucalyptus
Species: E. jacksonii
Binomial name
Eucalyptus jacksonii
The buttressed and burnt base of a Red Tingle in the Valley of the Giants

The Red Tingle (Eucalyptus jacksonii) of south west Western Australia is one of the tallest trees in the state and can measure up to 24 metres round at the base and grow to a height of 75 metres and live for up to 400 years.

The trees often have shallow root systems and grow a buttressed base. Forest fires often act to hollow out the base of the trees creating a large cavity. The distribution of the species has been shrinking due to climate change over millions of years. They are now found primarily in Walpole-Nornalup National Park (35° S) and in a few isolated sites outside the park in the Walpole area (approximately 34°58′S).

Largest red tingle currently is Giant Tingle Tree in the Valley of Giants, Walpole-Nornalup National Park. This tree is approximately 400 years old, circumference at breast height is 22.3 m, height - 30 m. Forest fires have created enormous hollow where more than 100 people can fit inside.[1]

The red tingle is often compared to the other two species - the Yellow tingle Eucalyptus guilfoylei and Rate's tingle Eucalyptus brevistylis are smaller.

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