The introduced fungal infection ‘Myrtle Rust’ has spread from gardens and nurseries into the Dharug National Park. The Mill Creek Camping Area has been temporarily closed in consequence of the spread, with National Park and Wildlife Service staff carrying our control measures during the closure in an attempt to prevent any further spread of the disease.
A swamp gum discovered in Tasmania is now the world’s tallest know hardwood tree. The Eucalyptus regnans known as ‘Centurion,’ stands at 101 metres tall and is the only know hardwood tree over 100 metres in the world. It is also the tallest tree in Australia. The Eucalypt measures some 405cm in diameter. The Centurion was discovered near the Tahune Airwalk 80km south-west of Hobart.
The previous record holder for hardwood trees was a tree known as ‘Icarus Dream,’ found in Tasmania’s Styx Valley some 100km north-west of Hobart. The Icarus dream is also a Swamp Gum and stands at 97 metres tall.