Discover the magnificent trees of Double Bay through this DIY walking tour
Moreton Bay Fig
Published 30 July 2020
Instead of hosting a tree planting event this National Tree Day (2 August) – which unfortunately can’t go ahead this year due to social distancing – we are inviting you to explore the foreshores and suburban streets of Double Bay to discover our magnificent established trees through a DIY walking tour called the Double Bay Tree Trail.
Following a marked up route on Google Maps, the Double Bay Tree Trail takes you along a 2km route from Blackburn Gardens at Redleaf, continuing around the Double Bay Foreshore and finishing up along Ocean St at Edgecliff.
The significant trees are marked up on the map, and with physical signage, which tells you the species, any interesting facts about that particular tree and why it’s important to our local environment.
Some of the highlights include the Queensland Kauri Pine overlooking Redleaf – which is listed on the National Register of Big Trees and is one of the largest known living trees of this species at 31 metres tall.
Another is the majestic Moreton Bay Fig on the grounds of Ascham School – a heritage listed tree and a prominent local feature on the corner of Ocean Street and New South Head Road.
Trees along the Tree Trail will be labelled for the month of August to celebrate National Tree Day.
See the full Double Bay Tree Trail here.
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