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Standing Tall

Kind Squares Photo Challenge #13 ~ Queensland: One of a Kind

Destination: Mudlo Range, Mudlo National Park

Hoop pines once covered the slopes of the mountain ranges of Queensland and northern New South Wales but most of those natural forests are long gone, harvested decades ago for their excellent quality timber. Today these majestic trees are usually cultivated in state forests and timber plantations.

On the Mudlo Range a native hoop pine forest still grows, protected inside the boundaries of Mudlo National Park. Standing up to 60 metres high, the trees tower high above the rest of the forest.

On the lower slopes they stand side by side with tall eucalypts but higher up the range they grow more densely.

Hoop pines can live for up to 450 years. It’s nice to know this ancient stand of trees is safe and secure.

This month I’m joining in every day with Becky’s October Kind Square Photo Challenge over at The Life of B. The rules are simple: most photos must be square and fit the theme word “kind”. Look for #kindasquare.