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Our Lemon-scented Gum is worth saving

This petition had 2,896 supporters

The Lemon-scented Gum on Flemington Road is set to be demolished for the CityLink Tulla Widening Project.  

This lovely tree forms the gateway to the capital of the Garden State. Thousands of people admire it every day as they leave the freeway and enter Flemington Road. It beautifies an otherwise unremarkable entrance to the city. It provides shade in summer as you wait for the lights to change, and on sunny days, you can smell it's citrus aroma if you put down the window. 

The tree was classified by the National Trust in 1982, but as a community organisation, that classification does not provide the tree with legal protection. There are no Council Overlays that protect the tree, and it would seem VicRoads have the intention and power to remove it.

The National Trust laments the loss of this significant tree and asks you to sign the petition if you think this tree is worth saving. 

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Here's current situation with the tree.
This is what happened before the tree works began.
Click here to view the National Trust Significant Tree Register citation.

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