These trees are located together in a small garden between high-rise apartment blocks and carparking areas. One of the figs is a significantly larger specimen, but neither are considered significant as individuals. Unfortunately, due to the size and layout of surrounding buildings, these trees have only visual significance within the context of this private property – they are not easily visible from adjoining streets.
They range in height from 12-15m with a 16-18m spread and a trunk diameter of 0.5-1.2 at 1m above ground level. The figs appear to be in good health and vigour with a combined and dense single canopy.
These two Port Jackson Figs (Ficus rubiginosa f. rubiginosa) have local group significance in terms of their aesthetic and visual, historic, and biodiversity values. Together these trees make a significant contribution to the local landscape character reducing the impact and scale of adjoining buildings and creating a more aesthetic environmental quality to the property. Due to the high value placed on views and density of high-rise apartment development, there are very few larger specimen trees remaining in private gardens in this harbour-side location.
These trees may have been components of former larger gardens dating from the late nineteenth, to possibly early the twentieth century period. Established trees are clearly evident in this location in the 1943 aerial photos relating to smaller scale houses located on the site prior to the current high-rise unit development.