When the Friday photo theme for this week ("trees") was announced it seemed a great opportunity to fit a visit to the Geelong Botanic Gardens into the pre-match schedule. The gardens have no fewer than 38 trees registered on the National Trust Significant Tree register.
My favourite is the magnificent Gingko biloba, which is the largest example of the species in Victoria. I find the iPhone Trust Trees app very helpful in discovering more about the significant trees in Victoria's parks and gardens.
The Geelong Visual Diary blog has some lovely sketches of the Gingko and the peace garden which surrounds it.