Location Entry Avenue, Northern border of Orange High School and Duntryleague.
Tree Species Sequoia (Sequoiadendron spp.)
Physical Description These particular trees exhibit a typical growth of cylindrical upright forms with dense branch structure. The trees have still not reached full mature height.
Statement of Significance The Sequoia have a significance as an uncommon tree in the Australian context. The trees are believed to have been planted by Edith Robinson in 1966 (Hughes, Trueman, Ludlow, 1986). The entry avenue to Duntryleague forms part of the heritage listing for the property. The community consultation process indicated an informal social significance of these trees: the tallest of these trees is each year traditionally climbed by a graduating Year 12 student, who hangs a banner at the apex.
Associated Heritage Listing: The entry avenue is listed as Schedule 8 Heritage Items of National Significance in the Orange Local Environment Plan 2000.
Associated documents: Hughes, Trueman, Ludlow, “Heritage Study”, Orange Council, 1986.
Tree Species Cedars (Cedrus sp.) Crab apples (Prunus sp.)
Physical Description Specimen plantings of exotic and native species. Highlights of contrasting forms and foliage are provided by various groundcovers, shrubs and mature trees.
Statement of Significance The general planting of the trees throughout the grounds are believed to have been commenced by the Dalton Family and continued to be added to over time. The general planting is aesthetically significant as well as having a historic association with the development of the property. The grounds and trees form an important component of the heritage listing for this property. Associated Heritage Listings: Schedule 8 Heritage Items of National Significance in the Orange Local Environment Plan 2000. Associated documents: Hughes, Trueman, Ludlow, “Heritage Study”, Orange Council, 1986.