This very large tree is an excellent form and example of this lithophytic species. It is located at the top ledge of a sandstone cutting and substantially overhangs Minogue Crescent. This raised position exaggerates the perceived size of the tree. Its visual presence is greatly affected by the multitude of self sown Celtis sinensis and other surrounding smaller trees which obscure views to the tree from most public vantage points. Access to the base of the tree was not possible during the course of the study but it is estimated to be 16-18m in height with a spread of 20-22m. Its trunk diameter at 1.4m above the ground is estimated to be 1.3-1.5m.
Due to its significant age, size and the species, this tree is considered visually, historically and ecologically significant.
Visible as a large tree in 1943 aerial photos of the area it appears to pre-date the near by Minogue Crescent Rest Park (refer other listing). Given its position it is potentially a self sown specimen which has clung to the sandstone escarpment formed following road construction in the area in the early 1800’s. It’s exact age is unknown but is assumed to be from around the late 1800’s.