Unlike many Councils in Sydney, Marrickville Council does not have a Significant Tree Register. If Council does not protect our significant trees we are likely to lose most if not all our old trees that were planted when the suburbs were first established.  A Significant Tree Register is established to protect trees both on public & private land.  Generally, trees are assessed to evaluate their importance in relation to:

  1. The tree’s historic &/or natural value
  2. The tree’s social, cultural & commemorative value
  3. Its visual & aesthetic value
  4. Whether the tree is particularly old or vulnerable
  5. Whether it is a rare species of tree
  6. If it has horticultural or genetic value
  7. Whether it has natural significance

The above criteria courtesy of Randwick Council.

This page has been created so that you can nominate trees that you think are significant & should be protected by a Significant Tree Register.  All you need to do is send an e-mail of the address of the tree & briefly state why it is significant & it will be included here. Your details will not be published.  savingourtrees@gmail.com

  • Fig tree in St Stephens Church, 189 Church Street Newtown
  • 4 Carob trees in Mackey Park, South Marrickville
  • 2 Hills Figs in Mackey Park, South Marrickville
  • Block of Hills Figs Warren Road (1), Carrington Road (8) (1 tree was removed July 2010) & Renwick Street (6) Marrickville South
  • 26 trees which make up Memorial Avenue, the Brighton Street entrance to Petersham Park, Petersham, planted at the end of WW1
  • 3 tall Palms beside Brighton Street entrance to Petersham Park, Petersham
  • 14 Hills Figs lined against the wall of Marrickville Metro shopping centre. Actually there are 54 Figs, 13 Brushbox, 3 Camphor laurels, 1 Peppercorn, 1 Palm.
  • The group of massive Fig trees in the Ikea development, Princes Hwy Tempe (The 2 Hills Figs were chopped down early 2010. The Morton Bay Fig was relocated to beside the old Penfold’s building on the IKEA site in June 2010)
  • All the old trees situated within the grounds of St Stephens Church, Newtown
  • The Hills Fig at the end of High Street Marrickville
  • 22 Palms, 4 Camphor Laurels & 1 Hills Fig in the grounds of St Bridget’s Church, Marrickville
  • The Brush Box trees in the grounds of Camperdown Memorial Park, Newtown & the others trees which were part of the original cemetery
  • 2 Hills Figs outside Marrickville Youth Resource Centre
  • 3 Canary Island Palms Frasier Park Marrickville
  • 1 other very tall Palm Frasier Park Marrickville
  • 13 Canary Island Palms Graham Avenue Marrickville
  • 1 Hills Fig behind the nursery near the round-about at Unwins Bridge Road & Gannon Street Tempe
  • The large tree outside the entrance door to St Peters Church Cooks River, Princes Highway St Peters & the other trees on the property
  • 3 Camphor laurels in the grounds of the old girls home cnr Shaw Street & Addison Road Petersham
  • 2 Hills Figs Cnr Railway Crescent & Unwins Bridge Road Tempe
  • 4-6 Pines along the wall of Marrickville Town Hall
  • Ring of Fig trees Richardson Reserve Marrickville South plus 2 other Figs just down the hill
  • Cooks Island Pine Holt Crescent Marrickville South
  • 9 Camphor Laurels in Wicks Park Cnr Victoria & Sydenham Roads Marrickville
  • 2 Hills Figs planted in Memorial Park Cnr Railway & Unwins Bridge Roads Sydenham
  • 1 Hills Fig near the overhead bridge on Edgeware Road Enmore
  • 2 Camphor laurel trees outside Tempe Railway Station on the Tempe side
  • 2 Hills Figs in Kendrick Park Tempe
  • 1  Eucalypt at the end of Newington Road, at Albert Street end Petersham
  • 1  Eucalypt outside 44 John Street Petersham
  • 1  Eucalypt in Newington Road near John Street Petersham
  • 1 Eucalypt in Newington Road near William Street Petersham
  • 1 Eucalypt in 142 Newington Road Petersham
  • 2 Eucalypts corner of Newington Road & Bright Street Petersham
  • 1 Eucalypt 37 North Street Petersham
  • 1 Eucalypt  outside 25 John Street Petersham
  • 1 Eucalypt at the entrance Addison Rd Community Centre Marrickville
  • 1 Eucalypt in Premier Street opposite Thornleigh Street Marrickville
  • 1 Eucalypt  outside 37 North Street Marrickville
  • 1 Eucalypt at the corner of North Street & England Avenue Marrickville
  • 2 Hills Figs at the entrance of Jarvie Park Marrickville
  • All the Fig trees at Marrickville Public School, corner of Chapel & Shepherd Street Marrickvlle
  • All the Hills Figs at Denby Street Marrickville & inside the industrial estate
  • 1 Eucalypt outside  11 England Avenue Marrickville
  • 1 Cook Island Pine outside 7 Bright Street Marrickville
  • 1  Cook Island Pine at the corner of England Avenue & Addison Road Marrickville
  • 1 Cypress pine at 144/146 Newington Road Marrickville
  • 1 Cypress pine at the front entrance Addison Rd Community Centre Marrickville
  • 1 Cypress pine at Premier Street opposite Thornleigh Street Marrickville
  • 4 Canary Island Palms at the Marrickville Hospital site, Marrickville Road Marrickville
  • 1 Camphor laurel at the Marrickville Hospital site, Marrickville Road Marrickville
  • All the Fig trees in Enmore Park Enmore
  • All the Palms in Enmore Park Enmore
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