Weekly times 1936.
A reader asks for the facts concerning Victoria's giant trees in the Cumberland Valley.
The area is timbered chiefly with white mountain as ( Eucalyptus regnans ), which on this site attains gigantic size. A square mile of this forest is perpetually reserved against timber utilization.
The following details have regard to a one acre plot from which undergrowth has been removed:- Number of trees, 27: volume of stemwood, 21,567 cub. ft: average height of trees, 266 ft., average girth ( 10 ft. from ground level ) 13.3 ft, highest tree, 301 ft.
In this forest type growth is more rapid and more luxuriant than in any other Victorian forest. The dense undergrowth which is such a feature of this stand consists of hazel, sassafras, beech, blackwood and musk, to mention only a few of the characteristic species.
The Cumberland forms part of a State forest which covers 350,000 acres.