The mountain ash is the tallest specimen in the Cathedral, not to mention the tallest tree in the Arboretum. It’s currently standing at 57 metres and growing at least one metre a year.
It is native to Tasmania and Victoria and like the redwood, is one of tallest trees in the world. In fact, the mountain ash is the tallest flowering plant in the world.
For a number of years it was wrongly labelled at Eastwoodhill as Eucalyptus delegatensis, but was correctly identified by Mike Wilcox in 2006.