his single row plantation of London Planes (Platanus x acerifolia) in this section of Elizabeth Street (between Eddy Avenue and Hay Street) is located in a small triangular public reserve (adjacent to railway viaduct) – lawn area adjacent to asphalt pavement and roadway.
Their canopies extend over the public reserve, footpath and partially over the roadway. Root zones are likely to span a similar area.The trees measure approximately: height 18-20 metres, canopy spread 18-20 metres and trunk diameter 0.9-1.3 metres at one metre above the ground.
The seven mature trees appear to have been planted early 1940’s with the younger replacement plantings to have taken place in the mid-late 1970’s. Most of these trees appear to be in generally good health and condition with dense canopies and minimal pruning.
This single row plantation of London Planes (Platanus x acerifolia) consists of seven mature trees (c.1940) and three younger replacements (c.late 1970’s). The group makes a significant contribution to the visual and aesthetic quality of the streetscape and is considered to have local group significance in terms of its outstanding visual and historic values.
The historic railway viaduct effectively separates this small parcel of open space from Belmore Park (refer to Listing in this Register). The massed canopies of these deciduous trees provide an impressive sense of scale and a dramatic foil to this sandstone structure. The age structure of the mature trees appears to be from approximately 1940 as they are seen as very small trees in the 1943 aerial photo of the area.