Pemberton’s tourism industry will again be impacted by the closure of one of WA’s favourite tourist attractions indefinitely for the second time this year. The Gloucester Tree — in Pemberton’s Gloucester National Park — has been closed to visitors since May 18, a short two-months after its partial reopening in March. An official reopening date has not been set. The Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions say they know this is disappointing, but visitor and workplace safety are their top priorities. The 58m-high tree — which closed for a five-month period from October last year to receive extensive re-pegging work — will receive upgrades to the upper platforms which requires the closure of the whole tree as per the latest advice from DBCA’s structural engineers. The recreation site at the tree remains open for visitors, including all site amenities. The Dave Evans Bicentennial Tree in Warren National Park — an 18-minute drive from the Gloucester Tree — is still open and available for climbing.