Significant Trees: Sir Jack Brabham Park and Bloomfield Hospital

Bloomfield Hospital5Location Boundary of Sir Jack Brabham Park and Bloomfield Hospital.

Tree Species Lombardy Poplar (Populus nigra cv. ‘Italica’) Radiata Pine (Pinus radiata)

Physical Description A mature row of Radiata Pines dominate the boundary of Bloomfield Hospital and Jack Brabham Park. In Summer the green foliage of the Poplars blend which in Jack Brabham Parkwith plantings of Radiata Pines in the background.

Statement of Significance This group of trees delineates the boundary between Bloomfield and Sir Jack Brabham Park. This mature lineal planting forms a visually significant element of the parkscape.

 


 

Bloomfield Hospital6Location Forest Road Frontage.

Tree Species Lombardy Poplar (Populus nigra cv. ‘Italica’) Oak (Quercus sp.)

Physical Description The double row of Oaks and Poplars along the Forest Road Frontage forms a distinctive feature. The form and foliage of the Oak trees contrasts to the narrow and upright growth of the Poplars.

Bloomfield Hospital7Statement of Significance The striking contrast of foliage and form of this lineal planting pattern creates an aesthetically significant element alongside Forest Road. The seasonal change of foliage and colour creates a variation of effect between the seasons.

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