What’s your favourite native tree?

What’s your favourite native tree?

Vote to determine Australia's most loved

Posted on 29.07.2022

Australia has some of the world’s most unique and beautiful trees.

To celebrate National Science Week (August 13-21), we want to find Australia’s most loved native tree species.

Our panel of experts has come up with a longlist of 33   — beautiful, iconic, unusual, and useful — trees.

And now we need to hear from you.

Which one should be crowned Australia’s Favourite Tree?

A towering gum, gnarly banksia, ancient Wollemi pine … or a whispering sheoak?  You can choose up to 3 trees in this first round of voting, which will finish on August 11.

Then on August 12 things will get serious when we prune out the bottom 23 trees — and voting commences again on the top 10!

The winning tree will be announced on Friday, August 26.

You can choose up to three trees from this list

  • Blackwood (Acacia melanoxylon)
  • Boab (Adansonia gregorii)
  • Bunya pine (Araucaria bidwillii)
  • Coastal tea tree (Leptospermum laevigatum)
  • Coolabah (Eucalyptus coolabah)
  • Cypress pine (Callitris glaucophylla)
  • Darwin woollybutt (Eucalyptus miniata)
  • Deciduous beech (Nothofagus gunnii)
  • Illawarra flame tree (Brachychiton acerifolius)
  • Ghost gum (Corymbia aparrerinja)
  • Golden wattle (Acacia pycnantha)
  • Grey mangrove (Avicennia marina)
  • Gungurru (Eucalyptus caesia)
  • Huon pine (Lagarostrobos franklinii)
  • Karri (Eucalyptus diversicolor)
  • Macadamia tree (Macadamia integrifolia)
  • Moreton Bay fig (Ficus macrophylla)
  • Mountain ash (Eucalyptus regnans)
  • Mulga wattle (Acacia aneura)
  • Old man banksia (Banksia serrata))
  • Paperbark (Melaleuca quinquenervia)
  • Quandong (Santalum acuminatum)
  • Queensland bottle tree (Brachychiton rupestris)
  • Queensland kauri (Agathis robusta)
  • Red cabbage palm (Livistona mariae)
  • Red cedar (Toona ciliata)
  • Red flowering gum (Corymbia ficifolia)
  • River red gum (Eucalyptus camaldulensis
  • River sheoak (Casuarina cunninghamiana)
  • Snow gum (Eucalyptus pauciflora)
  • Sydney red gum (Angophora costata)
  • Weeping bottlebrush (Callistemon viminalis)
  • Wollemi pine (Wollemia nobilis)

VOTE for Australia’s favourite tree

 

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