Big Tree

The Big Tree is thought to be one of the largest examples of the species in Victoria.

It has been recorded as having a height of 30m, a canopy spread of 34m, and a trunk circumference of 9.35m.

Estimates of the age of the tree range between 500 – 1,000 years.

It is listed as a tree of State significance on the National Trust’s Register of Significant Trees of Victoria for itsĀ “outstanding size, curious fusion of branches, as an outstanding example of the species and as an important landmark.”

The National Trust regards its conservation as vital to the local community and the state as a whole. Already an ancient giant when the first white settlers arrived in the 1840s, the Big Tree has played an important part in the cultural and social life of the Guildford community. This wonderful tree survives as an important symbol and a link between our community and its traditional owners, the Dja Dja Wurrung people.