The City of Bayswater has made a commitment to preserving and expanding the tree canopy across the City. There are approximately 24,000 trees within road reserves and 9,000 within developed areas of public open space.
Many of these will have values that are worthy of inclusion in the Significant Tree Register (STR).
Significant Tree Register
Whether a tree is naturally occurring, or was planted by the early founders of Bayswater, the STR will protect these trees and play a vital role in maintaining the tree canopy through heightened awareness of the importance of trees within the urban environment.
The STR will be part of the public education program presented to the community that discusses the benefits of trees, and will also serve as a reminder of historical elements around our natural features.
In order to ensure there is value to the Significant Tree Register, it is intended that any trees listed on this register should be considered an 'outstanding specimen'. This is not to say that trees excluded from this register are not of high value, but they may not fulfil the criteria of the Significant Tree Register.
Register of Trees
Tree 1 - Olive Tree 2 - Magnolia
Located at Slade Street, (southern end), this olive tree is thought to have been planted around 1850 prior to the construction of the first church in Bayswater.
With the Italian population increasing in Bayswater in the 1930s, the olive tree became an important part of the area with people gathering for a communal harvest of the fruit.
It is believed the City's emblem is based on this olive tree.
Tree 3 - Swamp Banksia
Located on the corner of Railway Parade and Coode street in Bayswater, this tree has aesthetic value as a large and healthy example of Magnolia grandiflora in an area of hard landscaping.
This tree is over 100 years old and has an historic value for its association with the early use of this portion of Bayswater as an garden nursery.
Tree 4 - Marri
This banksia tree is located at Noranda Sporting Complex - on the south eastern corner, by the intersection of McGilvray Avenue and Wylde Road.
This is a representation of an endemic species that has reduced in numbers in the area.
The specimen is still maintaining a good level of health and form.
Tree 5 - Stout Paperbark
This Marri tree, on the corer of McGilvray Avenue and Lincoln Road, pre-dates development in the area and has grown to be a large specimen that is outstanding for the species.
Tree 6 - Aleppo Pine
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Location: Kirkpatrick Reserve, Noranda
This specimen likely pre-dates European settlement in the area and is regarded as an outstanding specimen of the species, of which very few remain in the area.
Tree 7 - Prickly Bark
Located at Maylands War Memorial, this Pine was grown from seed and planted by the President of the Local RSL in 1970.
The branches of the lone pine were used to line the trenches in Gallipoli.
Seeds of these pines were sent back to Australia by serving soldiers and later planted across Australia as a token of remembrance.
Trees 8 & 9 - Pine Trees
Located at 55 Vera Street in Morley, this tree is an endemic species that predates development of the area.
This tree is a significant size for its species, which is rare, especially in the urban environment.
Tree 10 - Flooded Gum
Located at 15 Georgina Street, Bayswater, these two pine trees have been here since the late 1950's, and were possibly planted by some of the first residents of the street.
They have grown into large trees with a very good form for the species.
Trees 11 to 16 - Lemon Scented Gum
Located at Claughton Reserve, this tree is registered as an Aboriginal Scarred Tree on the Aboriginal Heritage Register.
Scarred trees are trees where bark has been removed by Aborigines to construct canoes, shelters, shields and containers.
The bark was removed by making deep cuts with tools such as stone axes to harvest long wide strips. Scars remain on the tree for many years to decades following harvesting.
Tree 17 - Queensland Kauri Pine
Found at the Drill Hall, this is a group of six trees were likely planted following construction of the hall just after 1901.
They are large, well developed specimens of Lemon Scented Gums.
Tree 18 - Flooded Gum
Found at 31 Bourne Street inMorley, this specimen of Queensland Kauri Pine is over 40 years old and 22 meters in height.
This tree has become a reference point for local residents.
It is unique for the species, having three leaders where they usually have one.
Tree 19 - WA Christmas Tree
At 43 Kenmure Avenue, Bayswater, this is a naturally occurring specimen of Eucalyptus that is endemic to the area and pre-dates development.
Tree 20 - Tuart
Location: Woking Reserve
This WA Christmas tree is the only remaining specimen from bushland that was cleared for development in the area.
The specimen has survived despite the tendency of the species to die when the ground around them is disturbed and developed.
This is unique surviving specimen of the species in the urban area.
Tree 21 - Red Flowering Gum
Location: Western Corner of Nora Hughes Park
This Tuart pre-dates development in the area and has grown to be a large specimen that is outstanding for the species and has a high amenity value in the area.
Tree 22 - River Red Gum
Location: 9-11 King Street, Bayswater
This is a large outstanding specimen that pre-dates development in the area.
Tree 23 - Lemon Scented Gum
Location: 144 Beechboro South, Bayswater
This River Red Gum has grown to be a large specimen that is outstanding for the species and is of a high value to the area.
Location: Round about
This specimen dominates the area, acting as a focal point when entering the street.
The specimen exceeds 10m in height with a trunk diameter greater than 500mm