You are here

Home > About > News and media releases > Discover a Living Treasure on National Tree Day

News

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.

What's on

Click to view RSS Feed

Australian Rhododendron Society 2014 Convention

25 Oct 2014 9:00am - 26 Oct 2014 4:00pm

This year’s ARS National Conference focuses on the pressing topic of Rhododendron conservation in this time of steeply accelerating forest loss, climate change and human population.

Click to view RSS Feed

Ranger Guided Bird Walk - Castlemaine Diggings National Heritage Park

26 Oct 2014 9:30am-10:30am

To celebrate Bird Week 2014, join a Parks Victoria ranger on a free guided bird watching walk through Castlemaine Diggings National Heritage Park. The ranger will guide you along the Loddon River to identify and record the park's bird species. All experience levels and ages are welcome – from novice…

Click to view RSS Feed

Heart Foundation Walking - Park Walk

26 Oct 2014 9:30am-10:30am

See the wonderful display of wildflowers including peas, daisies and tiny orchids and small birds. Stay for a picnic, walk around the old township or visit the Steiglitz Courthouse. Light refreshments will be provided following the walk. Public toilets available. This guided walk is run by Friends of Brisbane Ranges…

Click to view RSS Feed

Childrens Week Picnic

26 Oct 2014 10:00am-4:00pm

Wyndham City will proudly present the Children’s Week Picnic at Werribee Park on Sunday 26 October 2014 from 10am to 4pm. This FREE event is a fun, family friendly day full of interactive activities for children. Sports, craft, music, dance and much more, ensure the little ones are engaged in…