THE TALLEST TREE NEAREST PORT MACQUARIE
Mid North Coast and its surrounds feature some of the most amazing attractions and one of them is the tallest tree that is nearest to Port Macquarie - the 'Old Bottlebutt', a grand and ancient Red Bloodwood (Corymbia gummifera) tree located in Burrawan State Forest.
Old Bottlebutt is unique in its shape - its large flared 'butt' having a massive girth of more than 16 metres just above its base. At over 200 years old and more than 16 metres diameter at its base, Old Bottlebutt is a towering and unique attraction.
This photo of the Old Bottlebutt is courtesy of Destination NSW.
Statistics from the National Register of Big Trees
Common Name : Bloodwood - Red "Old Bottlebutt" Scientific Name : Corymbia gummifera Circumference : 16.30 metres (641 inches) Height : 52.00 metres (170 feet) Crown : 22.00 metres (72 feet)
Points : 830
State : NSWC Town : Wauchope Access : Public Location : Burrawan State Forest, near Burrawan picnic area
Off Bago Rd onto Internal Break Rd then Jimmys Rd Near Burrawan picnic area. 3.2 kms off Bogo Rd.
Coordinates : 31 31 39.3 S 152 44 37.4 E Nominator : Jude Parr Year Measured : 2012 Type : Native Forest