Warrnambool's Lone Pine tree is one of the most historically significant in Australia and now south-west residents have the opportunity to make it the Victorian Tree of the Year.
Friends of Warrnambool Botanic Garden president Pat Varley encouraged all Warrnambool and south-west residents to vote for the Lone Pine tree.
"It is only one of two remaining from the pine cone brought back from the Lone Pine at Gallipoli," she said.
Warrnambool's tree is one of four original trees raised from the Lone Pine in Gallipoli.
The three other trees were at The Sisters, Melbourne's Shrine of Remembrance and Wattle Park.
Only the Warrnambool and Wattle Park tree remain.
"The tree is a living link to our heritage," Dr Varley said.
"Only trees that are on the national register are eligible. The fact it has been nominated is fantastic. Our tree has such a strong history."
Sergeant Keith McDowell brought a pine cone back to Australia, from where the Lone Pine once stood, and with the help of Emma Gray, from Grassmere, successfully grew four seedlings from it after 10 years.
Dr Varley said the history of Warrnambool's Lone Pine was available on the Friends of Warrnambool Botanic Garden website.
"We also have pens available to purchase that have been made from deadwood pruned from out Lone Pine," she said.
"They are available on the website."
Visit the National Trust of Australia Facebook page to vote or click here.
Voting closes on May 19.
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