The tamarind tree was introduced by Macassan fishermen and traders who visited Australia's northern waters hundreds of years ago. It tends to be found near the coast, around abandoned homesteads and old mines, and along river banks downstream from such areas. The Tamarind is very large, up to 25m in height, with a thick trunk and dense canopy coming right down to the ground, or to a height grazed by stock. The leaves are feather-like, and a dense carpet of fallen leaf litter beneath the tree usually prevents the growth of grass and weeds. From Jun, Jul, Aug . . .

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