The magnificent Norfolk Pine near the entry to the La Perouse Museum was planted around the 1830s and is believed to be Randwick’s oldest cultivated tree. It is listed in Randwick’s Significant Tree Register
In the 1940s the tree lost its upper half to lightning strike. Around 14 years ago the dying apex of the tree’s crown was removed by arborists from the Royal Botanic Gardens. This allowed for rejuvenation (see photo above taken 2016 compared to photos below (L) taken 2006 and (R) 2002 along with local identity Glen Blaxland.