|Release||9 November 2015 (Update)|
|Examine||Diseased: This tree shows signs of disease.|
Dead: This tree has become diseased and died.
|Object ID||? (edit)|
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The protected tree is a scenery object that was added as a joke. Long beforehand, an ordinary tree was located just south-west of the Varrock west bank. This tree was, however, abruptly removed following an update on 12 October 2015. The tree's removal caused a lot of attention, and players were quick to blame Mod Timbo due to the Timbo Tree.
As a response to this, a sapling was added on the spot of the tree on 9 November, along with a sign that had the examine: "Protected by the order of King Roald.". The sapling grew into a tree on 16 November, became diseased on 30 November, and died on 7 December 2015.
On 4 January 2016, a new sapling has been planted in place of the dead tree, with Farmer Jimbo looking over it. On 11 January, the sapling grew into a young tree, which in turn grew into a tree on 18 January. The tree grew further on 3 February, and was fully grown on 22 February.