Most Common Trees on the Central Coast

Palm Trees at Central Coast Stadium
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Situated 1 hour north of Sydney, the Central Coast is a true paradise, with its beautiful beaches, abundant wildlife, and lush hinterland. Within the urban canopy of the Central Coast, several spectacular and unique trees can be enjoyed by residents and visitors alike.

The trees and plants in our area are important not just for the way they look, but for the vital role they play in our ecosystem. They reduce the heat island effect, improve air quality, and filter stormwater. They provide a home and support for the varied wildlife that makes our region such a special place to live.

Some of the most common trees on the Central Coast are:

7 Most Common Trees On The Central Coast

Palm Trees

Photo – Central Coast Mariners

Not the first species of tree you expect to see on a list for the Central Coast, however, this tree is somewhat of an icon on the Central Coast, flanking the southern end of the unique three-sided Central Coast Stadium, as well as featuring prominently at other Central Coast locations, such as Leagues Club Park.

Around the Central Coast there are many different types of Palm trees, most notably, Cocos Palms, Bangalow Palms, Native Cabbage Tree Palms, and Phoenix Palms.

Cheese Tree

If you’re looking for a versatile tree that provides food for many of our feathered friends, look no further than the humble Cheese Tree. It’s an excellent choice for any garden, as it will thrive in most conditions, including shade and sun, and in most soils. Plus, it comes in a range of heights, from 8 to 30m, depending on the environment.

Norfolk Island Pines

Mention the seaside town of Terrigal, NSW and the first thought many people have is the stunning Norfolk Island Pine trees that have lined the beachfront esplanade for over 150 years.

Did you know that the Norfolk Island pine is not a pine tree, but a relative of the monkey puzzle tree? This towering tree can grow up to 60 metres tall and is distinguished by its straight trunk and symmetrical, inward-curving branches.

Sydney Red Gum

Angophora costata, commonly known as Sydney red gum, rusty gum or smooth-barked apple, is a species of tree that is endemic to the Central Coast and more broadly, Eastern Australia.

Right at home in the many National Parks situated on Darkinjung land, the Sydney Red Gum attracts and supports a diverse number of wildlife, commonly used as a nesting site by White-bellied Sea Eagles.

White Gum

Perhaps the most common a recognisable of all trees on the Central Coast. The White Gum is a common name for many Eucalyptus species, all with smooth white bark which is renowned in Australian songs, art, and folklore.

Sydney Golden Wattle

Looking for a little bit of privacy? Planting a row of fast-growing, bushy evergreens is a great way to create a natural screen or windbreak. Plus, they’ll add a splash of color to your garden with their stunning, tubular, feathery, light-yellow flowers. And they’re tough enough to tolerate all conditions, including salty and windy areas.

Banksia Tree

The Banksia is an iconic plant found in Australia. It was named after Sir Joseph Banks, who recorded its discovery with Daniel Solander. They found it on the east coast of Australia in 1770. There are now over 170 species of this native evergreen tree or shrub, with many dotted along the foreshore at the beautiful Ettalong Beach. So prominent are the Banksia trees in Ettalong, they named a street after them!


At TREEcorp Solutions, our Central Coast arborists are dedicated to keeping trees healthy and prolonging their life cycles. This involves pruning, shaping, bracing, fertilisation, pest control, and selective tree removal. In doing so, we hope to play a role in protecting communities from risks associated with damaged, dying, and dead trees and maintaining environmental health.

If you are unsure as to the health of your tree and would like us to assess it, please contact us for a free onsite inspection.

It’s always best to be safe when it comes to your trees. This helps prevent catastrophic accidents happening to both buildings and people. Get professional arborist services and keep your property safe for years to come.

Treecorp Solutions has been providing arborist services to the Central Coast, Lake Macquarie, Newcastle and beyond since 1991.

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