Significant Trees: Blackman’s Swamp Creek Park System

Blackmans Swamp treesLocation Moulder Park, behind netball courts, part of the Precinct of Blackman’s Swamp Creek Park System.

Tree Species Willow trees (Salix sp.)

Physical Description Located at the eastern end of Moulder Park area are a number of Willow trees to the rear of the hard-court netball courts. These healthy trees display a broad, weeping habit with bright green foliage.

Statement of Significance The willows are a visually attractive element. However, in New South Wales, they are classified as a Class 5 noxious weed under the Noxious Weeds Act 1993.


 

Blackmans Swamp trees2Location Elephant Park, east of Woodward Street, part of the Precinct of Blackman’s Swamp Creek Park System.

Tree Species Liquidamber (Liquidambar styraciflua)

Physical Description One of the key features of Elephant Park is a gridded mass planting of Liquidambers. The trees exhibit a pyramidal shape, with foliage of lush green leaves turning brilliant red in autumn.

Elephant ParkStatement of Significance The mass planting of Liquidamber are aesthetically significant for their brilliant colouring in autumn, producing shades of red, orange and purple. This effect will increase in impact as the trees mature.

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