07 February 2017

Large treee fails: Heywood Park

A large river red Gum in Heywood Park, most likely of pre-settlement age, has fallen over last night due to internal decay. The tree has been the centre piece tree of Heywood Park for many many years and is certainly a loss which our city is unlikely to ever get back. Many of you may know the tree as the tree which children were once known to have climbed inside as it is hollow and had a large opening in the base.   I certainly can rememeber my children enjoying doing just this some 25 years ago.
The fallen tree will be integrated into the park as a biodiversity feature and  other trees propagated from local genetic lines will be planted.

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