‘The Californian Redwood trees were planted by the Board of Works about 1930 following clearing of the original eucalypt forest. Trees planted were: Bishop Pine, Douglas Fir and Californian Redwood. Further plantings of Radiata Pine, Western Red Cedar and Redwood took place in 1960–63. The plantations were selected for experimental purposes as part of the Board’s hydrogrogy research program.
The Cement Creek plantations provided small lots in which to study the canopy interception results in comparison with native forest trees in the Coranderrk area. The results of experiments are not known.
Why are they significant?
The Californian Redwood trees are significant because of the history and extent of the plantation. There are over 1476 trees ranging from 20 metres to the tallest being 55 metres. They are in good condition and as they are planted in a grid are aesthetically pleasing to the eye. They are a contribution to the landscape by the sheer number of trees as well as containing possibly the tallest and most interesting Sequoia sempervirens in Victoria.’
There are no hauntings or spooky stories to tell with this one (That I know of anyway) Just a beautiful location.
Information from Victorian Heritage Database.