This week a beautiful big old 14m tree collapsed and action had to be taken to remove the tree from Garden City Reserve, in Port Melbourne.
It is believed to be an 82 year old Monterey Cypress.
There are 3 other Monterey Cypress of this size and age that remain in Port Melbourne, located in Garden City Reserve and The Boulevard, Port Melbourne
As a result of a specific request Council is now considering and investigating ways that the logwood can be savaged for seating/sculptures for the reserve and other sites across the municipality. Council officers will also be working with an artist to salvage this wood in the best way possible.
If you or someone that you know has memories of this tree, I would really like to hear about them.
Attached are some photos of the size of the tree and the logwood.