Big, beautiful trees

It’s not surprising that dreaming about walking among trees has been a habit during lockdown. I had to indulge my desire in the only way I knew how – online.

One of my favourite sites is the National Register of Big Trees. How wonderful that researchers, arborists and enthusiasts have produced such an amazing amount of information. I’ll be poring over this information to plan some tree walks soon.

The National Trusts of Australia have also created a register of significant trees. And they also have a Tree of the Year award. While a beautiful English Oak won this year, my favourite was the lemon-scented gum in suburban Rosanna. Nicknamed the ‘Shar Pei tree’ and ‘Michelin Man’, you’ll see why if you check out the photos.