Delivering the first of six Norfolk Island pines last week required a police escort, a 100-tonne crane, six workmen and a semi-trailer so they could be planted at the Eden Beach estate.
The trees, whose branches span about seven metres, are part of a $2 million landscaping package, and Satterley Property Group chief executive Nigel Satterley said they had been rescued from the gardens of houses to be demolished.
‘These are fully mature trees, each worth up to $36,000, and their height and beauty will immediately set the character for our newest beachside estate,’ Mr Satterley said.
‘Cottesloe’s pine trees are iconic and boating enthusiasts and fishermen can immediately spot them from the sea.
‘Eden Beach will be the same, with these beautiful trees visible throughout the neighbourhood and from the water.’
Mr Satterley said his company had been developing beachside land for more than 30 years, so they were using that experience to create a relaxed, fun community in the estate.