Burnley’s Significant Trees

Three of Burnley’s trees are listed on the National Trust’s Register of Significant Trees. They are Agathis robusta, Podocarpus elatus, and Quercus suber. A magnificent Erythrina caffra that was formerly included succumbed to an infestation of Phyophthora cinnamomi, and was removed on 15/10/2015. It was listed by the Trust as being 80 years old

In addition, seven of our trees are registered by Heritage Victoria: the Agathis robusta and Quercus suber above, as well as the Sugar Gum, Eucalyptus cladocalyx (now removed), two English Elms, Ulmus procera, which originally formed part of an avenue of elms that lined the road to the punt across the Yarra River, before the bridge was built, the Coast Redwood Sequoia sempervirens, and Quercus robur, the English or Common Oak that gives the Oak Lawn it’s name.

Quercus robur
Quercus robur in summer on the Oak Lawn, Burnley Gardens.
Agathis robusta, or Queensland Kauri, with its magnificent patch-work bark