The Diamond Tree.

The Diamond Tree is a giant Karri tree located 10 km south of Manjimup, Western Australia on the South Western Highway.

A wooden viewing platform built in 1939 is located 49 metres up, and was the oldest wooden platform fire look-out in use until its closure in 2019.

The Diamond Tree was one of three lookout trees in the Southern Forests and was used as a fire lookout every summer from 1941 to 1973. The tower was used by DEC (Department of Environment & Conservation) to support aerial surveillance from time to time.

Diamond Tree was permanently closed[1] to climbing in 2019 after expert assessments found rot in the base of the tree and recommended all climbing should cease.

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  1. ^ "Diamond Tree | Explore Parks WA | Parks and Wildlife Service". parks.dpaw.wa.gov.au. Retrieved 14 October 2019.

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Sign suggesting caution near the top platform of the Diamond Tree

Coordinates: 34°20′08″S 116°08′19″E / 34.3354166667°S 116.138611111°E / -34.3354166667; 116.138611111