Significant Trees: Newman Park

Pin Oak Newman Park1Location Newman Park. March Street (between Autumn and Nile Streets), Bowen. Approximately 1 km East of the Orange CBD.

Tree Species Pin Oak (Quercus palustris)

Physical Description The Oak trees of Newman Park display dense foliage which provides a seasonal variation of colour. The trees form and growth habit contrast to that of the Radiata Pines.

Statement of Significance After WW1 returned soldiers and pupils from East Orange Public School planted sixteen Oaks in commemoration of the soldiers who had attended the school who died in action during the war. Regular ANZAC Day services have been held since. The Oak trees therefore have social and historic significance due to their commemorative function.

Associated Heritage Listing: Newman Park is a Schedule 8 Heritage Item of State Significance in the Orange Local Environment Plan 2000.

Associated documents: Hughes, Trueman, Ludlow, “Heritage Study”, Orange Council, 1986.


Radiata Pine-Newman ParkLocation Newman Park. March Street (between Autumn and Nile Streets), Bowen. Approximately 1 km East of the Orange CBD.

Tree Species Radiata Pine (Pinus radiata)

Physical Description Significant mature pines with branch die back occurring due to the age of trees. Dense foliage and branch structure are prevalent on all of the pines.

Statement of Significance The mature pines are aesthetically significant for their landmarking function within the park and the surrounding townscape. They also add a sensory dimension to the experience of the park through the scent of the pine. Hughes, Trueman, Ludlow suggest that the pines may date back to the 1890’s.

Radiata Pine-Newman Park2Associated Heritage Listing: Newman Park is a Schedule 8 Heritage Item of State Significance in the Orange Local Environment Plan 2000.

Associated documents: Hughes, Trueman, Ludlow, “Heritage Study”, Orange Council, 1986.

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