Oberon has its very own “Big Tree” A Sequoia Semprevirons (Californian Redwood). This species is slow growing and have a long life, growing to a substantial height. In 1954 the Forestry Commission of NSW appointed Mr. Len Mors to establish and train a workforce to expand the pine plantations in the Oberon area and to build an office to administer these operations. The office building was completed on the Ross Street site in 1956, and the Sequoia was planted shortly after that as part of the landscaping on site.
The office was extended and modified three times, when the now Forestry Corporation moved its operations to Bathurst in the year 2000, the building was handed over in its current form to the Oberon Council. The building now houses the Oberon Visitors Information Centre.
A plaque telling the story of the “Big Tree” has been installed and will be unveiled at 2.00pm Monday 29 July 2019 at the Visitor Information Centre. Members of the public are invited to join us for the unveiling.