Tree, broadleaf evergreen, broad columnar Height : 2m to 34m included Origin : Southwest Australia Environment : deep valleys, between granite outcrops surrounding creeks and rivers; on deep soils Climate : warm, temperate
Notes : Karri is the third tallest tree species in the world, being able to reach 90 metres of height. It grows on often poor soils, formed for most part by Karri’s own bark, shed by the tree, that creates a layer up to 6 m. thick! This soil is classified Karri Loam, and it has good pasture-growing properties. The wood of Karri is used extensively in the building industry, and for furniture as well. The trunks extend straight up with no secondary branching, and in mature exemplars the branches appear mostly on the top third of the trunk.