Leaves, or fronds as they are called, are 6' -12' long and about 3' wide, bipinnately compound, with longer compound pinnae than the Tasmanian. The stipe (stalk) is covered with dark hairs.
Trunk is initially covered with dark hairs and old leaves which eventually fall leaving behind a smooth trunk with distinct circular leaf scars.
Misidentification: Cyathea and Dicksonia are easily distinguished from one another. Cyathea has a narrow smooth trunk and wide leaves, while Dicksonia has a thick stem with remnants of the petioles attached and narrow leaves.
Locations: All over the county but both tree ferns can be seen at the following locations:
415 Locke Dr
205 Magellan St
316 Cliff Drive