There are only a few finer examples of a mature, single species avenue within the City of Sydney LGA. The interlocking canopies of this species form a more or less contiguous, lineal corridor and tunnel effect over the roadway and adjoining residences.
This avenue of London Planes (Platanus acerifolia) in Buckland Street is one of the more memorable single species suburban road-side planting schemes in the City of Sydney LGA. These ornamental, deciduous trees have local group significance in terms of their outstanding visual and social values.
This street was planted Post War, probably in the late 1960’s and early 70’s. No street tree planting is evident in 1943 aerial photos of the area apart from the trees in the adjoining Alexandria Park. The age structure is therefore generally within the 30-40 years with the oldest and largest specimens located opposite Alexandria Park and between Wyndham Street and Botany Road intersections (eastern portion). Aerial bundling of overhead power lines along the southern verge has retained the avenue’s integrity. The single species avenue changes to a row planting adjacent to Alexandria Park. Along this portion of the street, London Planes combine with a row of fourteen Port Jackson Figs (Ficus rubiginosa f. glabrescens and f. rubiginosa) and a Camphor Laurel (Cinnamomum camphora) (refer to Alexandria Park listing in this Register).