Warncliffe Road Treescape between The Boulevard and Lower Heidelberg Road, comprising some 59 eucalypt street trees, mainly pink-flowered Yellow Gum, is significant.
How is it significant?
Warncliffe Road Treescape is of historical and aesthetic value to the City of Banyule.
Why is it significant?
Warncliffe Road Treescape is of historical significance as a fine example of the deliberate street planting policy of the then Heidelberg Shire Council. While the street planting policy was implemented from around 1910 and favoured exotic plantings, Warnecliffe Road Treescape represents a 1930s- 40s manifestation of the policy. It is of particular significance for the unusual choice of native rather than exotic tree species,and is an early example of the growing interest in and appreciation of native tree species which arose from the 1930s. (Criterion A & B)
Warncliffe Road Treescape is of aesthetic value for the striking visual impact created by the predominantly mature and healthy pink-flowered Yellow Gum specimens along its length. This effect is further enhanced because this is a species not commonly seen in mature street plantings within the Heidelberg / Ivanhoe area. (Criterion H)