This beautiful tree at the entrance of the Addison Road Centre in Marrickville was recently assessed as being aged 150-years plus.   It would be a good contender.

This beautiful tree at the entrance of the Addison Road Centre in Marrickville was recently assessed as being aged 150-years plus. It would be a good contender for inclusion in the National Register of Significant Trees.

Next Sunday 27th July is National Tree Day.   To commemorate this day, the National Trusts of Australia has, in a world first, put together a national register of 25,000 significant trees.  Information about these trees will be available on a new website & also available as an app.  This means that you can look for significant trees while you are out traveling the country.

You can also nominate any tree that you think is significant.  The tree/s you nominate will be assessed by the Significant Trees Committee for each state ot territoty to see if they are suitable for inclusion in the Register.

This is not just about celebrating trees, but also about their protection.  A registered significant tree has a greater chance of being protected from development. Not always, but any tree is safer being on a National Trust Register.

To get a national map like this is very special & I predict that it will be a popular download both for residents & visitors to Australia.

The National Trust of Victoria has an excellent free app that maps & provides information on more than 24,000 significant trees in Victoria. I have long enjoyed perusing this app because of the photographs & often detailed information about the trees.  You can download this app here – https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/trust-trees/id426819442?mt=8

You can download the National Register of Significant Trees app on & after National Tree Day here – http://trusttrees.org.au

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