DIAMOND TREE LOOKOUT


Grid Reference MH 191 020 (GDA)
Department DEC
Work Centre ?
District Manjimup
Grading ?
Elevation (ASL) 237m
Height 50m
Construction Tree
Cabin size ?
Public access to site Yes
In use since 1941 -

Photo, taken in 1999-2000 during a holiday, was supplied by Shannon and Joey Hodgson from the USA. They have been interested in Lookouts for many years and are just on the tail end of their 12th season (Oct. 2008) as fire lookouts in Oregon, USA. Shannon and Joey are also members of the FFLA.

The tree was pegged by George Reynolds and the major limbs were lopped by Dick Sproge.
The tower was condemned in 1978 but major structural work was undertaken in 1991, including the removal of 3m section and re-building of the cabin.

Diamond Tree tower is registered with the in the USA.

Please click on thumbnails for enlargements

Renovations 1990
supplied by John Evans
Renovations 1990
supplied by John Evans
1997 - supplied by
John Evans
Warning sign
supplied by John Evans
2009 - supplied by
Paul Jones


Please click on thumbnails for enlargements

The above photos, were supplied by Andre Belterman. They were taken during Andre's visit to WA in 2012

In 2016, the Diamond Tree celebrated its 75th birthday. Roger Underwood, an ex Forester-In-Charge in the Karri Forest area, has written a booklet called:
Diamond Tree - Celebrating a masterpiece of bush engineering. It details the construction of tree towers and also covers the extensive renovation of the tree tower in the early 90's. A very intersting read and for information about the booklet, please contact Roger via his email address

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