Contribution to landscape, landmark
Outstanding example of species
This Sugar Gum (Eucalyptus cladocalyx) is a landmark of historical, social and cultural significance to the State of Victoria.
It was planted on 6th September,1928 by the Governor of Victoria, Lord Somers, as the first official tree of the Werribee section of the Calder Memorial Avenue and today remains the dominating tree in what remains of the historic planting.
The specimen commemorated the contribution of William Calder (1860-1928) to the development of the road network in Victoria and provides a physical link to the past.
The significance, identity and colloquial name of this tree were forgotten over time as the older generation of Werribee gradually died.
Spread (m): E-W 26; N-S 29
Girth (m): 7.5
Height (m): 30.5
Estimated Age (yrs): 84