Photographer unknown.  Sourced from Pinterest.

Photographer unknown. Sourced from Pinterest.

So sad to read of the death of the 88-year-old Jacaranda tree in the south-eastern quadrangle of Sydney University.  It fell quietly overnight on Friday 28th October 2016.

This tree was planted in 1928 by Professor EG Waterhouse & had a massive 18-metre wide canopy.  It was included in the City of Sydney’s Significant Tree Register.

It had ganoderma fungal decay in the base of its trunk, which was known to the university, though tests are being done to confirm the cause of death.  It’s very nice to see such interest in a tree.

In 2014, Sydney University took cuttings of this Jacaranda tree & have successfully grafted two clones – so the genes of this iconic & much loved tree will continue to live on.