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Herbig’s Gum Tree, Springton

This old tree has a long colourful history woven into the fabric of our pioneering past. Used as a family home by Friedrich and Caroline Herbig from 1855-1860 it has a unique place in our history. The trunk has the largest diameter of any tree I am aware of in South Australia, at approximately 6m, with its cavernous hollow space providing shelter to all who visited it for centuries. Herbigs Gum tree stands in Springton South Australia on a small reserve dedicated to it and it is on the register of the National Estate. Kym Knight prepared a management plan for the tree in 2003.

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