Discover a Living Treasure on National Tree Day
Wednesday 24 July, 2013
Many of Victoria’s oldest and most interesting trees are found in parks and reserves across East Gippsland, and Parks Victoria wants people to get out and discover some of them on National Tree Day, July 28.
Parks Victoria’s District Manager Will McCutcheon says historical trees are living legends in their own right.
“They are the botanical monuments to our local history, both of early Aboriginal culture and the Europeans who first settled in these areas. They range from old gums carrying the scars of having bark removed for canoes, shields and other items, to the huge pear and olive trees planted by early settlers in Mitchell River National Park.”
There are also some very historic native trees in the region. The state’s only Spotted Gums are to be found in Mottle Range Reserve, between Orbost and Buchan, and there are magnificent survivors of early logging at Ash Saddle in the Snowy River National Park. For the more adventurous there are some breathtaking giants in Errinundra National Park along its Old Growth Walk.
Many people also celebrate National Tree Day by planting their own piece of living history, so it’s not surprising that its Australia's biggest community tree-planting event.
1 Sep 2014 8:30am - 4 Sep 2014 5:30pm
We will take you behind the scenes on this exclusive, small group adventure as you work alongside a Parks Victoria Ranger to 'track and protect' the elusive Brush-tailed Phascogales, which are on Victoria's threatened species list. You will sample some of the region's best wines, see ancient Aboriginal rock art…
2 Sep 2014 10:00am-11:00am
Enjoy the fresh air of this beautiful park and get an insight into the park’s fascinating history, flora and fauna. This free guided walk run by Friends of Tarra Bulga National Park will lead you across the famous Corrigan Suspension Bridge which stretches through the rainforest canopy, and on either…
3 Sep 2014
The Grey-headed Flying-fox is the largest flying-fox (also known as a fruit bat) species in Australia. Each month the Australian Research Centre for Urban Ecology conduct the monthly bat count at Yarra Bend Park at dusk on the Wednesday evening closest to the risen full moon. This data is critical…
6 Sep 2014 8:00am-9:00am
parkrun is free, weekly, 5km timed run that is open to everyone - walkers, runners, families and dogs are all welcome! Westerfolds parkrun occurs every Saturday morning. We're based near the main carpark off the Fitzsimons Lane entrance, and the course is run entirely on sealed paths within the park.