Elms replace marri trees

These Chinese elms have been planted along Forrest Road, replacing the marri trees that had become a hazard.
These Chinese elms have been planted along Forrest Road, replacing the marri trees that had become a hazard.

Mr Littleton said $80,000 had been spent on replacement Chinese elms, a species selected because of its size and ability to tolerate life on a median strip.

‘The decision to remove the existing marri trees was based on the current information on native trees with road environments, the ground conditions released following commencement of the project and to ensure a consistent streetscape theme,’ he said.

‘Five trees were replaced as part of this process due to factors such as tree deterioration and aesthetics. Root growth of these trees along Forrest Road has been inhibited due in part to depth of excavation which has limited growth and vibrancy.’