Did you know that there are over 15,000 trees, with 230 tree species in the collection at Centennial Park? They not only provide us with oxygen and shady picnic spots but also critical habitat for wildlife. Despite how many visits to Centennial Parklands, visitors are often awe-struck by our majestic trees and don't know the stories that linger behind the leaves.
Here are at the Parklands we celebrate these remarkable plants everyday, but we are highlighting our significant trees for National Tree Day and providing visitors with a Forest Bathing Walk and a map to our special Tree Trail. Keep reading to learn more about our favourite trees and be sure to tell us which species you find extraordinary!
1. The Queens Park Giants, Moreton Bay figs
There are three giant Moreton Bay figs (Ficus macrophylla) in the Northern part of Queens Park estimated to be older than the Park, which was opened in 1888. The three figs are all growing near each other can be found bordering the Park to the East. These are some of the best examples of this iconic tree that can be found in Sydney.