Spring has sprung in Midland as foliage comes back


Simon Pawley and Trevor Brown from Sustainable Outdoors installing streetscape trees around Midland. Picture: David Baylis
Simon Pawley and Trevor Brown from Sustainable Outdoors installing streetscape trees around Midland. Picture: David Baylis

THE foliage is back on Midland’s deciduous street trees.

And the number of liquidambars and crepe myrtles has increased since last spring.

A landscaper recently planted 20 saplings in giant planter boxes in Stafford Street and Old Great Northern Highway for the City of Swan.

“We cut the containers up, put some geofabric in the bottom and a few holes to stop the soil coming out,” Sustainable Outdoors’ Simon Pawley said last month.

“They look like sticks at the moment, come back in a couple of months.”

The trees were from Benara Nurseries, and Sustainable Outdoors has done other work for the City.

“We did all the floating islands at Emu Lake at Ballajura,” Mr Pawley said.