Beechworth – Indigo Shire
In northeast Victoria, “manipulated” red gum trees known as Aboriginal Ring Trees hold significant historical value. These trees, over 200 years old, were marked by Aboriginal groups to define boundaries and signify important sites. Scar Trees are protected, but Ring Trees are not yet safeguarded. Collaborating with Dhudhuroa Waywurra Nations, efforts to formally register and preserve identified Ring Trees are underway. Raising awareness is crucial, as many are unaware of their existence, risking the loss of these historically important sites.