According to, "Melaleuca forest makes up only 5% of Australia’s forest 
area."  That is still a lot of trees.  5% may not seem like much.  5% of a 10 ounce glass of water is just a small swig of water, but 5% of an ocean is larger than many of the countries in the world!

The site goes on to say: "it is the third most extensive forest type after eucalypts and 

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