Significant Trees: Coronation Drive

Location Coronation Drive (section between Woodward Street and Cargo Road).

Tree Species Holly Oak (Quercus ilex)

Physical Description The Oaks of Coronation Drive consist of a round-headed canopy, that displays signs of pruning due to overhead power lines. The foliage exhibits glossy dark green leaves which contrasts with the grey bark.

Coronation Drive near its starting point at Woodward Street
Coronation Drive near its starting point at Woodward Street

Statement of Significance The avenue of Oaks was planted in 1953 (according to the plaque at the site) in honour of the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. The Oaks have an historical significance for their association with the celebrations in Australia of the coronation of Elizabeth II. The significance of these trees also lies in the record the avenue provides of the strong cultural ties to Britain felt in 1950’s Australia.

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