Our Elm Tree
Ribbonwood Cottages is home to the world's largest English Elm tree, both in height and trunk circumference.
The 3 English Elm seedlings were brought to Tumut in 1840 by Francis Anderson who settled on the property now known as Ribbonwood. The seedlings were planted along the road to the first bridge over the Tumut River. It was next to these Elms that Francis Anderson ran his blacksmith business.
The Elm is registered with the Monumental Big Trees of the World as the tallest English Elm (around 40 metres) and largest English Elm in trunk circumference (9.1 metres) in the world.
Brett and Reg at the base of the
world's largest English Elm