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Giant Gum Tree, Orroroo

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Published November 18th 2021
What tree could match these statistics?
Eucalyptus Camaldulensis are endemic to Australia and can often be seen along watercourses. These iconic river red gums provide shade in summer but their limbs do tend to fall without warning.

giant gum tree


Believe it or not, Orroroo is home to and known for a giant 500-year-old gum tree which climbs six metres before the fork appears in its trunk. It also has a circumference of more than ten metres. How many people do you think is needed to form a circle around this tree?

giant gum tree


The Giant Gum Tree can be seen at a park near Pekina Creek, just off Willowie Road in Orroroo. Signs will lead you to it from the main road. BBQ facilities and a shelter, as well as a large parking area, are available onsite for your convenience.

giant gum tree


Now, just out of curiosity, could you please let us know if you've managed to find a river red gum of greater size than this one? Who knows, the tree you found might just be declared a giant-er gum tree one day!
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Why? What tree could match these statistics?
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Where: Off Willowie Road, Orroroo, SA
Cost: Free
Your Comment
I know several that are 200 years old plus in Willunga - but definitely cannot beat 500 years old. What a landmark and a testament to survival.
by Jenny Esots (score: 3|1608) 9 days ago
It should be heritage listed. It is an icon too
by r.eng (score: 2|586) 10 days ago
We saw this tree on our way back from Coober Pedy. I had no idea it existed, so it was a surprising find for us. It was certainly worth stopping to take a look at this magnificent old tree.
by trish (score: 1|20) 8 days ago
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