Morton Bay Fig “Christmas” tree lopped

Photo by Molly Schmidt.

The iconic Morton Bay Fig “Christmas” tree was hacked down this week, leaving only woodchips where it once stood in Fremantle. The removal of the 130-year-old tree is part of the city’s multi-million dollar redevelopment of Kings Square. The timber will be made available to community members who expressed an interest. “We hope offering some of the wood to artists and other interested groups will in some small way help the legacy of the trees live on” says Fremantle mayor Brad Pettitt.

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