‘Age and beauty’: Darwin farewells one of its six heritage-listed trees

After death of milkwood tree, which predates European settlement, five other heritage listed trees left in Northern Territory capital

A heritage-listed Darwin tree that survived at least two devastating cyclones, the arrival of European settlers and a Japanese bombing has died, leaving just five listed trees in the Northern Territory city.

The milkwood tree in downtown Darwin was given protection in 2006 as a rare example of the vegetation that covered the Darwin peninsula before European arrival in 1869.

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