Diamond Tree

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The Diamond Tree.

The Diamond Tree is a giant Karri tree located 10km South of Manjimup, Western Australia on the South Western Highway.

A wooden viewing platform built in 1939 is located 49 metres up, and is the oldest wooden platform fire look-out still in use today.

The Diamond Tree is one of three lookout trees in the Southern Forests and was used as a fire lookout every summer from 1941 to 1973. The tower is still used by DEC (Department of Environment & Conservation) to support aerial surveillance from time to time.

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Sign suggesting caution near the top platform of the Diamond Tree

Coordinates: 34°20′08″S 116°08′19″E / 34.3354166667°S 116.138611111°E / -34.3354166667; 116.138611111