The National Trust have recognised the tree for its size and as an outstanding example of the type. The tree was also thought to have strong associations with Nobelius nursery and the Emerald pioneer, Nellie Exley.
The Lawson false cypress at Verlys is of importance to the Cardinia Shire and the garden of importance to the locality of Emerald because they show the development of nurseries in the district and the developing forms of the gardens associated with the district's resorts or rural retreats.
This tree is also significant for its: expression of the lives or lifestyles of locally important people (Nobelius, Exley) and the rarity as a specimen.
LAWSON FALSE CYPRESS AT VERLYS - Physical Description 1
This garden contains a `wealth of plants' and is a `large informal country garden' with winding paths through a large variety of common and unusual plants.
Among the unusual and original plantings is the Lawson false cypress ( Chamaecyparis lawsoniana (Murr) `Parlatore') which is on the National Trust of Australia (Vic) register. This tree is 17m high, with a trunk girth of 2.25m and a canopy of 9m. It was noted as a fine specimen.
There is also an old walnut3 There is also a timber house which appears to be from the Edwardian-era but has been altered.