This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V21", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
The exact figures of the Giant Blue Gum of Australia are seldom met with. The Queenslander notes the cutting of a giant Eucalyptus felled in the Dandenong Range, Australia, that had attained the height of 300 feet. The following were its dimensions: At one foot from the ground the circumference was sixty-nine feet, at twelve feet from the ground the diameter was eleven feet four inches, at seventy-eight feet diameter nine feet, at one hundred and forty-four feet diameter eight feet, at two hundred and ten feet diameter five feet.