Tree-mendous effort!

Mount Alexander Shire Council Parks and Gardens team members Gillian, Rob, Sandra, Matt and Adam celebrate the success of the 'Royal Oak' this week.
Mount Alexander Shire Council Parks and Gardens team members Gillian, Rob, Sandra, Matt and Adam celebrate the success of the 'Royal Oak' this week.

A towering English Oak (Quercus robur) at Castlemaine’s Botanical Gardens has been named the 2021 Victorian Tree of the Year by the National Trust of Australia (Victoria).
Also known as the ‘Royal Oak’, the tree was planted in 1863 to celebrate the marriage of the Prince and Princess of Wales. This stunning tree now stands at 22 metres tall with a canopy of over 35 metres, and is the oldest tree in the Castlemaine Botanical Gardens. See the Mail for the full story.