Voting now open for the 2019 Victorian Tree of the Year

Voting for the 2019 Victoria Tree of the Year takes place during the Australian Heritage Festival from Monday 15 April to 19 May 2019 . Find out how to vote below. 

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.

For a full list of the 2019 Victorian Tree of the Year finalists and how to vote via our Facebook page, see below. 

How to Vote for the 2019 Victorian Tree of the Year

  1. Visit the National Trust of Australia (Victoria) Facebook page from Monday 15 April to 19 May 2019
  2. Cast your vote by ‘liking’ your favourite tree from the finalists (can also be viewed below) on the Facebook post
  3. Share our Facebook page so others can vote
  4. Join in the conversation using #VictorianTreeOfTheYear and #NationalTrustVic

2019 Tree of the Year - Nominations

‘King Billy’ Snow Gum

‘King Billy’ Snow Gum

Notable for its large trunk measuring 9.45 meters and canopy spread close to 20 meters. Located at 1,600 meters altitude, the tree is a dominant feature of the landscape and is recognised as one of the largest specimens known in the Mansfield region. Located Alpine National Park, Mansfield.
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Apple Box or But But

Apple Box or But But

History suggests that this tree is a union of two trees with a cavity in the centre. It suffered from steel spikes and horse shoes nailed to it, as locals used the tree as a message board during the gold rush. These metal objects were eventually covered by gall formation, giving the tree its distinctive shape. It’s extremely galled trunk measures 7.4 meters in circumference. Located Cnr Tanswell Street and Dowling Court, Beechworth.
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London Plane

London Plane

Located on a historic property formerly owned and developed by Dr John Cam Wight in 1907, this Plane tree is one of two on the site. It is impressive in size, with a height of 25.7 meters and canopy spread of 27 meters. Located 3 Oak Dene Court, Kyabram.
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Turkey Oak


Turkey Oak


This Turkey Oak tree has a very large spreading canopy 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. Located Ballarat Botanic Gardens.
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River Red Gum

River Red Gum

This River Red Gum is over 300 years old. It was saved by Mrs Fullarton when the rest of the block was cleared, prior to the building of the service station. The height of this tree is 20 meters with a spread of 17 meters and a trunk circumference of 6 meters. Located Corner Bridge Street and Manningham Road, Bulleen.
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Tasmanian Blue Gum

Tasmanian Blue Gum

Known locally as ‘The Tree of Knowledge’, this majestic old tree has twin trunks which have fused together. It measures 39 meters in height with a canopy of 37 meters and a trunk circumference of 2.7 meters. It was planted as a seedling on Arbor Day, 23 May 1896, by Mrs Elizabeth Downing who lived on what was then a farm. Located Federation University, Gear Avenue, Mount Helen.
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Lone Pine

Lone Pine

This tree is of historical significance, being one of the four original trees raised from the 'Lone Pine' in Gallipoli. Sergeant Keith McDowell brought a pine cone back to Australia and after 10 years, successfully grew four seedlings from the cone. The Warrnambool specimen was planted on 21 January 1934. Located Warrnambool Botanic Gardens.
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Calder Memorial Avenue of Honour

Calder Memorial Avenue of Honour

This is an impressive double avenue planting comprising several Eucalyptus species. The avenue was proposed in 1943 by Mr JE Woodburn, to occur amongst existing trees. It was planted as a memorial to his son who was killed in WWII. Located Goulburn Valley Highway, Shepparton.
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Weeping Mexican Cypress

Weeping Mexican Cypress

This tree is rare in cultivation in Victoria and makes a rich contribution to this Sunbury historic property. The site has a rich and layered history, with connections to the Indigenous community, and a long history of community use. Located Caloola (Jacksons Hill), Sunbury.
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Bunya Bunya Pine

Bunya Bunya Pine

This tree is outstanding for its size with a height of 29m, a canopy spread of 15m and a trunk circumference measuring 3.6m. It is 140 years old, having been planted in 1879 by Lady Bowen, wife of the Governor of Victoria at the time. It is a magnificent lawn specimen, featuring an outstanding rounded crown and even branch distribution. Located Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, Melbourne Gardens.
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What happens next?

The 2019 Victorian Tree of the Year will be announced at the end of May 2019!

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2018 Victorian Tree of the Year Winner

2018 Victorian Tree of the Year Winner

Th Lollipop tree (Monterey Pine, Pinus radiata) at the Parks Victoria Mount Beckworth Scenic Reserve receiving a convincing 351 of the total 830 votes.

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2016 Victorian Tree of the Year Winner

2016 Victorian Tree of the Year Winner

This Mountain Ash (Eucalytus regnans), known as the ‘Kalatha Giant’, thought to be at least 400 years old. It is currently one of the largest living trees in Victoria.

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