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The mysterious Macedon Oak

A few years ago, I was asked whether I knew about the  Macedon oak . ‘Well, of course’ I said, making a mental note to look it up later. I have to admit, I am still yet to see a living specimen of this famed oak (hence the few images in this post). This illustration from the logo of the famed Mount Macedon & District Horticultural Society was all I knew of the oak before I 'looked it up'. I soon discovered that  Quercus  ‘Macedon’ (a cultivar of unrecorded species called ‘Macedon’), with barely lobed leaves, was, at least in part, a pin oak (featured in my last  post ).  That connection can be traced back a place called Firth Park, a large home garden near Tylden, about 18 km to the west of Mount Macedon, in central Victoria. The park was established by a Joe Firth and has since been converted into a picnic and camping area at the edge of what is now Wombat State Forest. Which explains an alternative name for this cultivar,  Quercus  ‘Firthii’.  Firth was a forester and an

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