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.
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.
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.