Place: Casey Street

The Hawthorn plantings on Casey Street (in Winter)

Location Casey Street, North of the Orange CBD, running between Peisley and Clinton Streets.

Statement of Significance

The Hawthorn street plantings on Casey Street were identified as a distinctive feature of the Orange townscape through the community consultation process. Although a common feature of the rural landscape of Orange, street plantings of Hawthorns are uncommon in the urban context. The Hawthorns of Casey Street are planted at intervals along the road reserve with the lower twiggy branches trimmed to reveal the forms of the trunks and lower limbs. Hawthorns (Crategus momgyna) were often planted as an inexpensive form of hedging around homesteads. This has given rise to a romantic association of Hawthorns with early settlement in Australia. The Hawthorn has now been declared a noxious weed in both Victoria and South The Hawthorn plantings on Casey Street (in Winter) Australia.

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