Central Australian Register

Ida Standley alongside a Date Palm (Phoenix dactylifera), listed as tree #1 in the Alice Springs register. Image by Jack Laver in 1922, courtesy of the State Library of South Australia.

Land for Wildlife has been focusing energy on revitalising the Central Australia region of the NT Significant Tree Register. A lot has changed in the region in the years since the inception of the register in 1982. Several listings have been removed from the register, as they have made way for town development or simply suffered the fate of nature (like fire, hail, old age and white ants). Likewise numerous listings were added in the 90’s when Greening Australia NT was managing the register.

Online Register

We have brought the information into the digital age by GPS plotting each listing and developing an interactive database. After numerous site visits, sorting through old documents and culling expired listings, Land for Wildlife is excited to announce the Significant Trees Register (Central Australia Region) has now gone live! You can download PDF fact sheets on the registered trees and take a ‘virtual’ tour of the register via an interactive Google Map.

There are currently 29 trees listed on the NT Significant Tree Register Central Australia, with a range from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in the south-west, to the West and East MacDonnell Ranges, and a sizeable cluster around the Alice Springs town centre.

Open the map in a new tab: Significant Trees Register

For the best viewing experience click the full screen button icon on the top right-hand side of the map. Zoom in and explore! Click the place-markers to read information about the trees and view photos. GPS locations are approximations only.

Fact Sheets

Found a tree on the map that interests you? Click on the associated register listing below to download a PDF fact sheet of the significant tree.

Register no. Botanical name Common name Location Significance
1 Phoenix dactylifera Date Palm (Int.) Myrtle Villa, Wills Terrace, Alice Springs Cultural
2 Corymbia aparrerinja Ghost Gum Road in to Trephina Gorge, 3kms before gorge. Aesthetic, Size
3 Hakea eyreana Straggly Corkwood Araluen Arts Centre, Larapinta Drive, Alice Springs Aesthetic, Historical, Cultural
6 Santalum acuminatum Desert Quandong Kings Canyon (Watarrka) National Park Age, Rare, Horticultural Value
8 Schotia brachypetala Tree Fuschia 6 Renner Street Alice Springs Rare
9 Phoenix dactylifera Date Palm Alice Springs Town Council Chambers Lawns Size, Cultural
10 Eucalyptus camaldulensis River Red Gum Corner of Parsons Street and Todd Mall, Alice Springs. Age, Historical, Cultural, Unique Location
11 Eucalyptus camaldulensis River Red Gum Araluen Arts Centre, Larapinta Drive, Alice Springs Aesthetic, Historical, Unique Location, Group
12 Corymbia citriodora Lemon-scented Gum Alice Springs Police Station, Bath Street Aesthetic
13 Eucalyptus microtheca & E. intertexta Coolibah and Bastard Coolibah Coolibah Swamp Aesthetic, Age, Cultural, Group
14 Corymbia aparrerinja Ghost Gum Mt. Nancy Apartments, North Stuart Hwy and Dixon Rd Aesthetic, Unique Location
15 Schinus molle Peppercorn Tree Araluen Arts Centre, Larapinta Drive, Alice Springs Aesthetic, Historical, Group
16 Eucalyptus camaldulensis River Red Gum Pitchi Richi Sanctuary Cultural
17 Livistona mariae Central Australian Red Cabbage Palm Palm Valley, Finke Gorge National Park Unique Location, Rare, Group
18 Macrozamia macdonnellii MacDonnell Ranges Cycad Palm Valley, Finke Gorge National Park Aesthetic, Unique Location, Rare, Group
19 Eucalyptus camaldulensis River Red Gum Kings Canyon (Watarrka) National Park Historical
20 Corymbia aparrerinja Ghost Gum Roe Creek, Alice Springs Aesthetic, Size
24 Acacia peuce Waddy Wood Alice Springs Town Council Chambers Lawns Cultural, Rare
25 Hakea eyreana Corkwood Ragonesi Road, Ross Hwy Unique Location, Habitat
26 Ficus platypoda Native Fig Crown Land – north side of Billy Goat Hill Aesthetic, Cultural, Unique Location
27 Corymbia aparrerinja Ghost Gum South Stuart Hwy Road Reserve (close to intersection with John Blakeman Bridge) Aesthetic, Unique Location
28 Eucalyptus camaldulensis River Red Gum Avenue of trees located along Gap Road and in vacant lot opp Monte’s Aesthetic, Unique Location, Group
29 Olive Pink Botanic Garden -Various Lot 1286 & 1325, Alice Springs Historical, Cultural, Rare, Horticultural Value, Group
31 Eucalyptus camaldulensis River Red Gum Lot 8550, Crn Gregory Tce and Leichardt Tce Cultural, Unique Location
32 Corymbia opaca Bloodwood UKTNP – Maggie Springs (Mutitjulu waterhole) Historical
33 Melia azedarach var. australasica White Cedar Hartley St School, Lot 69 Hartley St Alice Springs Historical
34 Eucalyptus camaldulensis River Red Gum Alice Springs Telegraph Station, Lot 941 Size, Historical, Unique Location
36 Melia azedarach var. australasica White Cedar Stuart Park, Stuart Tce Alice Springs Historical, Unique Location, Group
37 Jacaranda mimosifolia Jacaranda Flynn Church & Adelaide House (Lot 74 &75) Todd Mall Size, Historical, Unique Location, Group

The NT Register of Significant Trees is managed by Land for Wildlife Central Australia, on behalf of the National Trust NT.

The register was initiated by the National Trust NT, with input from Greening Australia NT, and coordination by Land for Wildlife Central Australia since 2011.