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Myrtleford - The Phoenix Tree Sculpture




Phoenix Tree sculpture was carved out of the trunk and roots of a huge river red gum tree by sculptor Hans Knorr. Part of the root system resembles a phoenix rising from the ashes and so the sculptor named the work "The Phoenix Tree".

The sculpture is located at the western entrance to town on the Great Alpine Road.

The board with the following words is next to the sculpture
"The mythical phoenix bird, rising to new life from its own ashes, is depicted in the top centre of the sculpture and gives the work its title.
The various creatures down amongst the roots are, like man, dependent on the tree for survival.
On one side of the trunk the form of a bulldozer blade shows man's interference in nature but on the other, Halley's comet represents his part in the cosmic system.
The wonderful rings of time at the end are our moment in the universe.
Sculptured, flowing, musical lines from trunk to root bind all together in a symphony of life.
The whole great tree symbolizes the importance of the renewal of forests the world over."

Review:


The tree sculpture merits a quick stop for the kids to have a look and stretch their legs if you are passing through. The tree is near an information shelter and two unshaded tables.

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Great Alpine Road,  Myrtleford 3737, Victoria, Australia. View Map Map opens in new browser window
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Map: X922 Ref: E8



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