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This remnant group of yellow box trees are an important ecological record of localised native vegetation.

Opened in 1977 for student accommodation.

Great for timber production, it is also well suited to drought conditions.

Named after Edwin James Semmens, an accomplished field botanist, historian, active member of the community and principal of the School of Forestry 1927– 1952.

Named after the Chairman of the Forest Commission, the house was built in 1961 for student accommodation

This area includes some of the earliest plantings in the grounds and was expanded in 1972 with plantings of an additional 12 species of Quercus.

Native to California, the wood is fibrous and brittle so not suitable for construction. The bark is soft, thick and reddish-brown in colour.

Originally called ‘Pednolva’, the house was built in the early 1880s by Dr John Tremearne, (medical officer for the hospital from 1872 to 1888). The State Government acquired the House in 1909, converting it into classrooms, a library and museum for…

Built in 1863, this building was originally used as the domestic staff quarters and later as the VSF Principal’s residence. Prince Charles stayed in the building during his visit in 1974. Now used as the centre for the Matrix mathematics conferences…

You can also see the buildings’ tower and the dining area and kitchen that catered to the former hospital and now for groups staying on campus.

Located in the main part of the old hospital building, the library houses significant forest related collections and displays from the cultural collection including the Wardle Wood Collection.

Native to the mountains west and east of the Black Sea. Given this species dislikes hot, dry summers, this is an excellent specimen.

Constructed in 1863, this is the oldest building on campus. The blue stone used came from Clunes. In 1910, the Victorian State Forests Department purchased the building to house classrooms and laboratories.

Native to Oregon and California.

The seedling of this pine was propagated from the original lone pine in Gallipoli. On 23 March 1975, Legacy unveiled a plaque to commemorate soldiers who fought at Gallipoli. In 1976, the top was broken off by vandals. Fortunately it survived, …

The grounds layout was designed and landscaped in the early 1900s by Mr John Johnstone, the Superintendent of State Plantations. Admire the 100-year-old rock work and steps.

River quartz was use to construct the guttering and local slate was used to construct the garden beds.

Native to Western USA, this tree has a distinct aroma and useful wood for outdoor construction and furniture.

Planted in the early 1900s, it is one of the oldest and most impressive plants on the grounds. John Tremearne acquired seedlings from the State nursery in Sawpit Gully and, with hospital staff, planted the seedling.
40 year old trees around an old stump show the unusual sprouting ability of the Redwood. America.
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