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05 April 2014

 

Mount Tamborine

Australia

 

27°55'53"S
153°12'26"E
547m ASL

 

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I VISITED Tamborine Mountain for the first time today. Here rainforest flanks the steep sides of the mountain from all directions. The top is cleared with a couple of small towns. I walked both circuits of the Palm Grove section of the mountain.

Here piccabeen palm trees dominate the lower canopy under the enormous trees forming the upper canopy. The large trees were mostly strangler fig trees that had grown on large host gum trees sending down roots and eventually wrapping their own branches and roots around the host tree. After a couple of hundred years the host tree dies. The host tree rots away leaving the strangler fig with a hollow trunk where the original tree once stood.

This was a hollow strangler fig tree beside the track near the Curtis Road entrance.

 
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