The magnificent Turkey Oak tree in the Ballarat Botanical Gardens has been nominated for Victorian Tree of the Year, and you can help make it a reality by voting for it.
The Turkey Oak is located at the start of the Prime Ministers walk and is the largest known example of the Turkey Oak species in cultivation in Victoria.
It measures 24.5 meters in height, with a spread of 30 meters and a trunk circumference of 3.5 meters.
It is already listed on the National Trust register of significant trees in Victoria.
Voting for the 2019 Victoria Tree of the Year takes place during the Australian Heritage Festival from Monday 15 April to 19 May 2019
‘The Victorian Tree of the Year winner will be a tree that has captured the hearts of Victorians; it could have a dramatic history, or a majestic canopy; it doesn’t have to be the biggest or the oldest of its kind, just the tree we love the most.
The contest continues to follow in the footsteps of an immensely popular winner in 2018, the Lollipop tree (Monterey Pine, Pinus radiata) at the Parks Victoria Mount Beckworth Scenic Reserve.
The National Trust of Australia (Victoria) is the state’s leading advocate for the protection of trees, celebrating the benefits they provide to our communities. Since 1982 the Trust has classified over 20,000 trees in 1,200 places across the state on the National Trust Significant Tree Register.’
To vote: Go to National Trust Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/NationalTrustVictoria/ then scroll through the nominated trees until you get to the Turkey Oak and then ‘Like’.