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Cedar tree trunk sawn and on ground.
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An historic tree believed to have been planted by well-known government botanist Ferdinand von Mueller in the 1850s is being crafted into garden furniture at Government House.

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Cedar tree trunk sawn in half.

The Himalayan cedar, which was in the Government House gardens, fell after heavy rain in December last year. 

Government House is working with the Victorian Woodworkers' Association's artist-in-residence program to re-use the timber for outdoor furniture for the Peace and Prosperity Kitchen Garden at Government House.

Six  cubic meters of timber has been taken to a kiln for drying, ready to be shaped into its next life over the coming months.

 

Cedar wood planks on truck