Level of Significance
Height - 13m
- Outstanding species (Scientific)
- Landscape (Social)
- Landmark (Social)
- Attractive (Aesthetic)
Statement of Significance
This tree is significant at a State level for its aesthetic value, for its contribution to the landscape, for its presence as a landmark, and as an outstanding example of its species. It has a prominent location at the intersection of Punt Road with Alexandra Avenue at the Yarra, and has a lovely symmetrical canopy, attractive in any season but especially so when it is in leaf.
The exact age of this tree is unknown. The Melbourne City Council acquired the land in 1938 and the tree was planted soon after. There are conflicting stories as to whether the tree was planted as a young sapling or a semi-mature tree.