A couple has been attacked by bees after a huge gum tree fell in Templestowe, trapping at least one person.

The man and woman, who are believed to be in their 70’s were walking near Templestowe Bowling Club on Swilk Street just before 8am.

According to reports, the gum tree unleashed a swarm of bees as it fell which attacked the pair. Paramedics were called to the scene just after 8am and were said to have left around 45 minutes later.

The man was taken to Austin Hospital and the woman was taken to Royal Melbourne Hospital for injuries.