Significant Trees: Suma Park Dam

Suma Park DamLocation Suma Park Dam.

Tree Species Radiata Pine (Pinus radiata).

Physical Description Mature stand of Pinus radiata with dense foliage and evidence of damage consisting of downed limbs and scarred trunks.

Statement of Significance The pines form a distinctive feature within a landscape that is largely characterised by open land and stands of remnant native vegetation. The pines and the dam together are representative of the European altering of the landscape. The pines are associated with the history of the engineering quest to secure Orange’s water supply. Associated document: “Suma Park Dam Augmentation, Environmental Impact Study”, NSW Ministry of Energy and Utilities and Orange City Council, 2003.

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