This significant tree located near the Main Road Bridge and Diamond Creek Trail footbridge over the Diamond Creek at Eltham dates back to around 1870-1880.
The original timber bridge over the Diamond Creek was built around 1840. It was destroyed by floodwaters in October 1923. A temporary bridge was rigged up but further damaged in April 1924. A new concrete bridge was built and opened in October 1926. The bridge decking was widened along with Main Road to Dalton Street by the Road Construction Authority in 1984., The upgraded bridge was opened in October 1984, 78 years after its original opening.
These trees are not only significant for the natural environment but also present a navigational beacon back in time as the environmental landscape is developed around them.