Significant Trees: Central Orange

Binya Pine located rear yard of Orange Fire Station Location Rear yard of Orange Fire Station, part of the Precinct of Central Orange. Tree Species Bunya Pine (Araucaria bidwillii) Physical Description Large trunked tree with a semi domed form. Tree is a healthy specimen with no signs of deterioration. Statement of Significance This Bunya Pine... Continue Reading →

Significant Trees: Croagh Patrick

Pine and Cedars at Croagh Patrick Location Park Street, Bowen. Tree Species Pine (Pinus sp) Cedar (Cedrus sp.) Physical Description Condition of mature trees are to a high standard with dense foliage and typical branch structure. No evidence of pruning Statement of Significance Many of the avenue plantings have historical significance because they are believed... Continue Reading →

Significant Trees: Burrendong Way (March)

Pinus radiata (left) and a Eucalyptus viminalis (right) Location Burrendong Way (March, North of Orange). Tree Species Radiata Pine (Pinus radiata) Physical Description The buildings of March are dwarfed by a mature, sparse canopied Pinus radiata and a mature Eucalyptus viminalis which is located adjacent to the boundary fence of the Church. The Pines and... Continue Reading →

Significant Trees: Campbell’s Corner

Cypress, Cedars, Crab Apple and Oaks of Campbell’s Corner, Pinnacle Road. Location Campbell’s Corner, Pinnacle Road, approximately 8 km south west of Orange. Tree Species Cypress (Chamaecyparis sp.) Cedars (Cedrus sp.) Crab Apples (Prunus sp.) Oaks (Quercus sp.) Physical Description The dense foliage of the many Conifer species frame views into the park and provides... Continue Reading →

Campbell’s Corner

Location Campbell’s Corner, Pinnacle Road, approximately 8 km South West of Orange. Statement of Significance Campbell’s Corner is a small memorial park located along a road deviation on Pinnacle Road. The reserve has historical and landscape significance, both as a memorial and flora park. The flora park was developed by Victor Campbell, a landscape architect,... Continue Reading →

Significant Trees: Gosling Creek System

The broad canopy of Cedar (left), contrasts to the narrow upright form of the Giant Sequoia (right). Location Gosling Creek Reserve. Pinnacle Road (approximately 9 km west of Orange). Tree Species Giant Sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum) Cedar (Cedrus sp. ) Physical Description Trees are prominent as they are situated in a area of a majority of... Continue Reading →

Significant Trees: Lake Canobolas

Location Pinnacle Road (approximately 9 km west of Orange). Tree Species Radiata Pine (Pinus radiata) Cedar (Cedrus sp.) Physical Description The Cedars are spectacular trees easily recognisable with their conical form and bright yellow/green foliage. The broad canopies of the Cedars provide shade and visual amenity to visitors of the dam. The mature Radiata Pines... Continue Reading →

Significant Trees: TAFE Driveway

Driveway of TAFE Rural Studies Annexe, Forest Road. Location: Driveway of TAFE Rural Studies Annexe, Forest Road. Tree Species: Cypress (Cupressus sp.) Physical Description: Large specimens at entry of driveway, this particular large specimen at entry of the TAFE driveway. Statement of Significance This mass planting of Cypress form a significant aesthetic feature within the TAFE site. The... Continue Reading →

Residential Trees: Racecourse Road

Location No. 2 Racecourse Road. Tree Species Magnolia (Magnolia sp.) Physical Description A Magnolia located in the front yard of the residence, a species regarded highly for their ornamental flowers. This particular species is a healthy specimen with glossy green leaves and rounded habit. Residential Tree Statements This Magnolia has an attractive ornamental flower that... Continue Reading →

Significant Trees: Spring Hill

Location Left side of Millthorpe Road, south of Orange. Tree Species Hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna) Physical Description A dense compact grouping of Hawthorn hedges are located parallel to Millthorpe Road. Colourful foliage is produced during Autumn. Die back is occurring on many of the hedges, which will need to be removed. Statement of Significance This stand... Continue Reading →

Significant Trees: Frederick’s Valley

Location Highland Heritage Estate and Winery, Mitchell Highway. Tree Species Oak trees (Quercus sp.) Physical Description Two Oaks located at either side of the entry, provide a feature entry to the estate. The trees are healthy specimens with densely leafed branches, which provide good shade and visual amenity. Statement of Significance The Oak trees form... Continue Reading →

Significant Trees: Gateway Park

Location Mitchell Highway, approximately 3 km south east of the Orange CBD. Tree Species Lombardy Poplar (Populus nigra cv. ‘Italica’) Physical Description A lineal planting of Poplars, adjacent to the Mitchell Highway exhibit a narrow conical habit. The trees provide a changing feature entry to Orange: with their deep green foliage in summer, turning yellow... Continue Reading →

Significant Trees: Orange Cemetery

Location Orange Cemetery. Lone Pine Avenue, Bowen. Tree Species Himalayan Cypress (Cupressus torulosa) Physical Description The two Cypresses exhibit a strong upright conical habit, which is broad spreading at the base. Statement of Significance These trees form a visually prominent feature of the cemetery landscape. The heritage listing for the cemetery notes that the mature... Continue Reading →

Significant Trees: Bathurst Road Memorial Avenue

Location Bathurst Road (between McLachlan Street and Redmond Street). Tree Species ‘Lone Pine’ (Pinus pinea) Physical Description The Lone Pine located on Bathurst Road, is easily identifiable with it’s dense foliage and low spreading growth. Statement of Significance The Lone Pine has both associative historical significance and a commemorative social significance. The believed propagation of... Continue Reading →

Significant Trees: Suma Park Dam

Location 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... Continue Reading →

Significant Trees: Banjo Paterson Memorial Park

Location Banjo Paterson Memorial Park, Orphir Road, approximately 6 km north east of Orange. Tree Species Oak tree (Quercus sp.) Hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna) Physical Description Two mature Oak trees with a typical broad form and dense branch structure. The Hawthorn specimen trees are showing evidence of die back and lower branch formation due to stress.... Continue Reading →

Residential Trees: Clifton Grove

Location Clifton Grove Homestead, corner of Coolabah Drive and Banjo Paterson Way, Clifton Grove Estate. Tree Species Radiata Pine (Pinus radiata) Lombardy Poplar (Populus nigra cv. ‘Italica’) Physical Description Tree maturity has been reached and show no signs of decline. Trees show typical characteristics of form and growth. The trees are located adjacent to the... Continue Reading →

Significant Trees: Greengate Park

Location Rawson display home, corner of Burrendong Way and Mitchell Highway. Tree Species Deodar Cedar (Cedrus deoda ra) Oak trees (Quercus sp. ) Physical Description The trees frame the entrance to Burrendong Way from the Mitchell Highway. The blue/grey foliage of the Deodar Cedar contrast with that of the Oak Trees. Statement of Significance The... Continue Reading →

Significant Trees: Duntryleague

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... Continue Reading →

Significant Trees: Coronation Drive

Location Coronation Drive (section between Woodward Street and Cargo Road). Tree Species Holly Oak (Quercus ilex) Physical Description The Oaks of Coronation Drive consist of a round-headed canopy, that displays signs of pruning due to overhead power lines. The foliage exhibits glossy dark green leaves which contrasts with the grey bark. Statement of Significance The... Continue Reading →

Significant Trees: Garden Suburbs – West of Orange

Location Wiare Reserve Tree Species Radiata Pine (Pinus radiata) Physical Description The trees frame the western edge of a community park and dominate the surrounding landscape. These trees are beginning to show signs of intolerance to extreme dry conditions and heat. Statement of Significance The radiata pines have an historic link with the agricultural history... Continue Reading →

Significant Trees: Ploughman’s Lane

Location Ploughman’s Lane (between The Escort Way and Canobolas Road), West of Orange. Tree Species Lombardy Poplar (Populus nigra cv. ‘Italica’). Physical Description Tall narrow trunked tree with numerous branches starting from ground level. Some examples of wind damage to western facing trees. Statement of Significance The poplars have an aesthetic significance for the strong... Continue Reading →

Residential Trees: Glenroi

Location Endsleigh House, Endsleigh Avenue, part of the Precinct of Glenroi. Tree Species Cedar (Cedrus sp.) Conifer (Chamaecyparis sp.) Physical Description The historic homestead of Endsleigh House is characterised by a mixed planting of Conifers. The bright yellow/green foliage of the Chamaecyparis contrasts with that of the deciduous Cedar located in the front yard. Residential... Continue Reading →

Residential Trees: Cox Avenue

Location No. 54 Cox Avenue Tree Species Weeping Cherry Physical Description This Weeping Cherry located in the front lawn of a residents house is highly ornamental, with a ‘cubby house’ effect of branches reaching the ground. Residential Tree Statements The Weeping Cherry is a mature tree and good ornamental example.

Significant Trees: Kinross Wolaroi

Location Bathurst Road (between Cox Avenue and Icely Road), Bowen. Tree Species Giant Sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum) Oak (Quercus sp.) Deodar Cedar (Cedrus deodara) Physical Description An avenue of mixed exotic trees including Oaks and Cedars line the entry driveway to Kinross Wolaroi. All trees are healthy specimens showing good branch and vegetation structure. An individual... Continue Reading →

Significant Trees: Memory Park

Location Memory Park. Icely Road and Bathurst Road. Tree Species Lombardy Poplar (Populus nigra cv. ‘Italica’) Physical Description Healthy mature specimens with tall trunks and many branches from the ground up. Trees create a ‘soldier’ effect of straight lines. Statement of Significance The Poplars were planted beginning in 1935 for each former Mayor of Orange... Continue Reading →

Residential Trees: ‘Strathroy’, Spring Street

Location ‘Strathroy’, Spring Street. Tree Species Radiata Pine (Pinus radiata) Physical Description Historic homestead with a row of Radiata Pines along the front boundary behind the fence. The stands of Pines exhibit clusters of dark green foliage and evidence of damage consisting of downed limbs and scarred trunks. Residential Tree Statements The historic “Strathroy” is listed... Continue Reading →

Significant Trees: Newman Park

Location 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... Continue Reading →

Significant Trees: Orange Showground

  Location Between Pavilion buildings and Leeds Parade, approximately 2 km North East of the Orange CBD. Tree Species Sequoia (Sequoiadendron sp.) Lombardy Poplar (Populus nigra cv. ‘Italica’) Physical Description Typical examples of mixed exotic tree’s including the Lombardy Poplar which are showing healthy growth and Sequoiadendron sp., which have lower branch die back. Statement... Continue Reading →

Significant Trees: Farrell Road

Location Farrell Road. Tree Species Radiata Pine (Pinus radiata) Physical Description Many of the Radiata Pines along Farrell Road, have lost their lower branches. This is a typical characteristic of the pines growth pattern. Statement of Significance Sited along both side of Farrell Road, this pattern is indicative of past agricultural practices of using larger... Continue Reading →

Significant Trees: Orange Botanic Gardens

Location Orange Botanic Gardens, The Apple Orchard - Kearney’s Drive, Bletchington. Tree Species Apple tree (Malus domestica) Crab apple (Malus spp.) Pear tree (Pyrus spp.) Physical Description Historic Crab apples and apples are being cultivated as per a ‘Orchard’ style planting. Branch structures have been pruned to allow for controlled growth and exhibit a strong... Continue Reading →

Significant Trees: Casey Street

Location Street trees - Casey Street. Tree Species Washington Thorn (Crataegus phaenopyrum). Physical Description Exotic trees which are showing typical characteristics of there species which is colourful foliage produced during Autumn. Die back is occurring which will need to be removed. Statement of Significance Aesthetically significant due to their seasonal/autumn foliage colour. The trees are... Continue Reading →

Place: Casey Street

The Hawthorn plantings on Casey Street (in Winter) Location Casey Street, North of the Orange CBD, running between Peisley and Clinton Streets. Statement of Significance The Hawthorn street plantings on Casey Street were identified as a distinctive feature of the Orange townscape through the community consultation process. Although a common feature of the rural landscape... Continue Reading →

Significant Trees: East Orange

Location Colvin Park, corner of McLachlan and New Street, part of the Precinct of Central Orange. Tree Species Elm (Ulmus sp.) Physical Description A single trunked specimen with dense dark green foliage. The low, spreading canopy displays healthy growth, providing shade in summer. Statement of Significance The elm is a healthy example of a specimen... Continue Reading →

Significant Trees: Cook Park

Location Cook Park. Summer Street, between Clinton and Sampson Streets, part of the Precinct of Central Orange. Tree Species Deodar Cedar (Cedrus deodara) Physical Description Fine examples of mature exotic species. The four Deodar Cedars were planted in the early days of Cook Park and are over 120 years old. These trees form an impressive... Continue Reading →

Significant Trees: Summer Street Commercial Area

Location In roundabout (Hill and Summer Street), part of the Precinct of Central Orange. Tree Species Liquidamber (Liquidambar styraciflua) Physical Description A recently planted tree within the roundabout in Summer Street. Provides a feature, visible from the top and bottom of Summer Street and Hill Street roundabout. The tree is immature but is displaying good... Continue Reading →

Residential Trees: Byng Street

Location Front yard, south east corner of Hill and Byng Street, part of the Precinct of Central Orange. Tree Species Common Spruce (Picea abies) Colorado Blue Spruce (Picea pungens ‘Glauca’) Physical Description Located in garden of significant heritage home. A dominant part of the streetscape of this corner. Both trees are mature specimens with excellent... Continue Reading →

Significant Trees: Central Civic Area

Location  Corner of Byng and Lords Place (Front of Civic Centre), part of the Precinct of Central Orange. Tree Species Maidenhair Tree (Gingko biloba) Physical Description Although this particular species is still only young with a slender, erect habit it will eventually have a spreading canopy of nine metres or more. Statement of Significance Aesthetically significant... Continue Reading →

Avenue Plantings: Central Orange

Location Throughout Central Orange Precinct Statement of Significance Key to the sense of place in the Central Orange Precinct is the high number of single species avenue plantings. The selected species have traditionally been exotic species and many of the street trees are mature specimens. The Register of the National Estate states that the mature... Continue Reading →

Residential Trees: Central Orange

Location 105 Hill Street (north of Prince St.). In front yard, part of the Precinct of Central Orange. Tree Species   Colorado Blue Spruce (Picea pungens ‘Glauca’) Physical Description This tree has a height of 10-12 metres and is the ideal specimen. It displays an upright, narrow form and has striking steel blue foliage. Residential... Continue Reading →

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