National Geographic : 1942 Apr
Facing War's Challenge "Down Under" © National Geographic Society Kodachrome by Howell Walker Axes of Brawny Woodsmen Bite Deep into a Giant Karri Lumberjacks cut the heavy tree from platforms 10 to 12 feet high, to get a clean break when it falls. If they chopped closer to the ground, the trunk would shatter badly at the butt, wasting much timber. Almost as tall as California's huge redwoods, karris often reach a height of 300 feet. They are one of Australia's 350 species of Eucalyptus trees. The tough, durable wood is used for heavy flooring and in bridgebuilding.