Trees and Shrubs
About 15,000 trees grow in Centennial Parklands. Centennial Park, Moore Park and Queens Park all have many particularly fine examples of Australian figs, evergreen oaks, exotic pines, eucalypts and paperbarks.
Trees in Centennial Parklands
Most people believe great trees can grow for well over 500 years, but this is perhaps a European association.
After all, a 200-year-old oak tree growing in England may well have hundreds of years left.
Yet in Australia’s harsher conditions, and particularly in an urban environment, this is almost inevitably an unreasonable hope. Indeed, in certain environments in Australia a 150-year-old fig tree might only have 10 years left to live.
To manage the trees in Centennial Parklands, a Tree Master Plan has been developed to guide the Trust in its onoging management and maintenance of the tree population.
Park Visitors and Trees
While we encourage park visitors to explore and discover the wide range of trees, shrubs and plants growing in the Parklands, please treat all such flora the same and never ingest any flower or leaf. Some flora can be toxic and result in unintended side effects.
If you or someone you know does accidentally ingest part of a tree or plant and shows signs of illness, phone 000 immediately.