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New trees for Victoria Green

31 Aug 2010

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Docklands’ Victoria Green Park is to get new gum trees because the first lot have died before reaching maturity.

The City of Melbourne says the trees sustained significant damage from the severe hailstorm in March and have also suffered from an attack by sawflies.

The council “inherited” maintenance of the park from VicUrban in March this year, although the land is still under VicUrban control.

The council says when it assumed the maintenance contract in March it noticed that the trees where in poor health.

It recommended to VicUrban that the trees be removed and replaced with a similar looking and hardier type of eucalypt used successfully throughout  the municipality.

The council says VicUrban has agreed to this and that new trees will be planted at a suitable time of year and when high quality stock is available.

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