A tree planted on the tree-covered Christmas tree at the Sydney Opera House is being removed from Australia.
A group of tree enthusiasts is fighting to save the sapling from being cut down by a tree removal company.
“I have a lot of respect for the work they do,” Victoria’s Deputy Chief Commissioner for Parks, Mark Davies, said.
“They’ve taken a tree from the tree of the family and I’m not going to let them down.”
If the tree is removed, the saplings will not survive.
“The tree has been growing in Victoria for decades and is a popular Christmas tree among families, who say it’s a symbol of the region’s heritage.
The group behind the effort, known as The Tree of Savers, is also working with the Victorian Government to get a second tree placed on the iconic Christmas tree.
The Tree of Sons, which will be placed next to the iconic tree in 2019, has already received more than 10,000 emails from people who want to see the tree removed.”
The Savers are a group of volunteers who are passionate about preserving Victoria’s heritage and heritage heritage,” Ms Davies said.
The tree will be relocated from the Opera House to the Royal Opera House in 2020.