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Annual street tree planting program to begin

News Article Date: 
Wednesday, 20 May 2020

New developments, reserves and spaces in established streets are included in Warrnambool’s 2020 street tree planting program.

Each year Council plants hundreds of trees around the city bringing shade, sequestering carbon, creating habitat and adding to the visual appeal of neighbourhoods.

“This year our tree crew will plant in excess of 300 trees around the city,” Warrnambool Mayor Cr Tony Herbert said.

“Warrnambool made bold street tree choices years ago particularly with the signature Norfolk Island pines which line some of our central Warrnambool streets.

“These days our outdoor staff assess each planting site and select the trees based on site conditions and to complement existing plantings.

“Some locations are suitable for native trees, others lend themselves to exotic, deciduous trees.”

With the arrival of cooler, wet weather, the planting program will be rolled out over the next three months.

In-fill planting will be done along Toal Drive, Wares Road and Zammit Drive.

Planting in new developments is scheduled for Norman Street, Morton Street, McGinness Way, Boston Drive, Corrigan Street, Goodall Street, Recreation Drive, Shaw Street,  Seascape Road, Motang Drive and Montgomery Lane.

The tree species and varieties to be planted this year are a mix of native and exotic and include:

  • Pyrus calleryana 'Capital' (Ornamental Pear)
  • Prunus cerasifera 'Oakville Crimson Spire' (Flowering Plum)
  • Lophostemon confertus (Brushbox)
  • Banksia integrifolia (Coastal Banksia)
  • Magnolia grandiflora 'Kay Parris' (Evergreen Magnolia)
  • Angophora costata (Smooth Bark Apple)
  • Zelkova serrata 'Green Vase' (Japanese Elm)
  • Lagerstroemia cultivar (Crepe Myrtle)
  • Banksia marginata (Silver Banksia)
  • Corymbia maculata (Spotted Gum) 
  • Tristaniopsis laurina (Water Gum)
  • Grevillea robusta (Silky Oak) 

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