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WOW Tree at Australian Inland Botanic Gardens in Buronga
Australia

Panorama of the WOW tree at the Australian Inland Botanic Gardens at Buronga, New South Wales, Australia. The WOW tree is a mallee eucalypt which was named for its impressive estimated age of 2,500 years. Mallee trees are low trees with multiple stems growing from an underground lignotuber which can survive fierce bushfires and grow new trunks after being burnt completely to the ground. As a result the aboveground section of the tree may only be a few decades old as it may have regrown hundreds of times. Mallee trees are dominant in semi-arid areas of Australia with reliable winter rainfall.

Copyright: Klaus Mayer
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 8000x4000
Taken: 28/03/2016
Uploaded: 07/07/2016
Updated: 18/07/2017
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Tags: tree; mallee; outback; lignotuber
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