A Victorian antique tree, with a huge trunk and huge pine trees around its base, could be a perfect tree for Christmas.
The tree is in a Victorian mansion in the town of Wetherby, west of Sydney, where the Victorian Heritage Council has been restoring the property.
In a statement, the council said the tree had “been a very important part of our community for over 150 years”.
“It’s a very unique piece of Victorian history and the tree will continue to serve as a reminder of the beauty and history of the Victorian town of Wentworth for generations to come,” it said.
“It will also be a wonderful display of the incredible history of Victorian life and heritage that continues to exist in this wonderful state.”
“It is a tree that has been around for generations, and it will be an important part in the future of our town.”
The tree will be the subject of a new exhibition at the city museum from April 27-30.
It will include “stories, photographs and a gallery of photographs and artifacts”, the council added.
There are currently about 150 tree collections around Australia, with the Victorian and New South Wales heritage agencies managing them.