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- n. The tree Eucalyptus diversicolor, native to south-western Western Australia
- n. The hard timber from the karri tree.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In Western Australia, a gigantic tree, Eucalyptus diversicolor.
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The region's flagship tree species include three eucalypts: jarrah (Eucalyptus marginata), marri (E. calophylla), and karri (E. diversicolor).
The karri (Eucalyptus diversicolor) is one of the largest trees on Earth.
While jarrah and marri grow to only about 20-30 meters in height, some karri forests have canopies up to 70 meters high, and individual trees may grow as high as 80 meters, ranking the karri as one of the tallest trees on earth.
There's a giant karri that has a firewatching tower near the top.
A number of restricted range birds are found in this ecoregion, including the red-eared firetail (Stagonopleura oculata) which inhabits karri/tingle forest and creeklines and the white-breasted robin (Eopsaltria georgiana) which can also be found in karri and tingle forest.
In total, a survey of the karri forest and adjacent vegetation communities in this ecoregion reported nearly 2,000 taxa.
In the karri forests, the most important families are Fabaceae, Mimosaceae, Orchidaceae, Myrtaceae, and Proteaceae.
Fire management is an integral part of silviculture practice in karri and jarrah forests.
The high rains supports forests of karri (Eucalyptus diversicolor) and tingle (E. brevistylis, E. jacksonii, and E. guilfoylei), shifting to jarrah (Eucalyptus marginata) and marri (Eucalyptus calophylla) in areas with lower nutrient soils.
Tall-open karri forests are also harvested (and often clearfelled), while forests with marri trees as major components are also logged.
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