This red tingle tree survived severe fires in both 1937 and 1951. The fires destroyed the trees' protective bark, exposing the heartwood. The tree lives today because of the unique adaptations to fire damage that are typical of many eucalypt trees. Take a look around - do you see any trees with dead crowns? The 1937 fire was so hot that it killed the tops of many trees. The fire started near Northcliffe and the crown fire was so intense that it was racing up to 10km ahead of the ground fire.