How do you know which is which? Just looking at a  tall gum tree can be confusing at first but if you compare the following points then you will be able to decide.

Click here to view a video demonstration of the differences between Marri and Jarrah Trees.

Check the nuts on each tree first

The nuts of the Marri are larger than the Jarrah nuts.

marriversusjarrah nuts

Next look at the bark

You will notice that the bark of the marri tree is quite chunky and the jarrah tree's bark is quite stringy.

 marri bark.jpgBark of a Marri tree jarrah barkBark of a Jarrah tree