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Proclamation Gum

The Old Gum TreeProclamation Gum

I thought I would point out a significant tree that probably not many are aware exists in Adelaide, the Proclamation Gum.

In this article from Wikipedia you can see some of the historical significance of this old tree. It’s long been dead, but none the less is a very historical part of Adelaide and South Australia.


The Old Gum Tree is a historic site in Glenelg North,


On 28 December 1836, the British governor John Hindmarsh
delivered the proclamation creating the colony of South Australia.

A ceremony is held on each year on Proclamation Day, with the current Governor reading out Hindmarsh’s original speech.[1]

The tree itself, probably a red gum, has long since died. Its decayed outer surface was encased in concrete in 1963. Read more here.


It’s worthwhile a visit and is very easy to find and get to this tree, which is actually not very far at all from Adelaide Airport.

It’s a nice picnic spot which I am sure all the family would enjoy.

Harbortown and Glenelg are within a stones throw from the Proclamation Gum.


How Much Oxygen Does A Tree Produce

Here is some food for thought.

How Much Oxygen Does One Tree Produce?How Much Oxygen Does A Tree Produce

What are some of the benefits that trees provide us? Well apart from shade, shelter from the sun, wind & rain, and visual enjoyment as well as adding value to your property they provide clean air.

In it’s simplest terms trees breathe in our exhaust; carbon dioxide, and release clean fresh breathable air. While sometimes it can’t be avoided to remove a tree it is imperative to ensure that the trees you do have are properly maintained and looked after to provide you with the greatest benefits and enjoyment.

You’ve probably heard that trees produce oxygen, but have you ever wondered just how much oxygen one tree makes? The amount of oxygen produced by a tree depends on several factors, but here are some typical calculations.

Answer: The atmosphere of the Earth has a different composition from that of other planets in part due to the biochemical reactions of Earth’s organisms. Read more →

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