23347 Avenue of Trees Martin Street Penshurst 1470
Statement of Significance
Last updated on - December 15, 2003
What is significant?
The Avenue of Trees in Martin Street, Penshurst between Ritchie and Cox Streets was planted in the early twentieth century to beautify the town. They are of interest for their mixed plantings in what is an unusual sequential pattern reflected between the cross streets and identical on either side of Martin Street. It may be that the pattern was influenced by the eminent landscape designer, Hugh Linaker who is known to have promoted such a pattern. The species are Ulmus, Schinus and Platinus. The avenue of trees is in fair condition, with reduced integrity due to the loss of several trees from the pattern.
How is it significant?
The Avenue of Trees in Martin Street is of aesthetic significance to the township of Penshurst.
Why is it significant?
The Avenue of Trees in Martin Street is of aesthetic significance for their unusual pattern of planting, for reflecting a municipal desire to beautify the town and for their important contribution to the streetscape of Penshurst.