When the Roadside Vegetation Management Plan was but in place in 2010, Friends of Edna Walling signed up for leading maintenance of the streetscape though replacement of large trees that have to be removed when they die or become an obstruction.
One of our Golden Rain wattles (Acacia prominens) at the north-east end of Bickleigh Vale Road had to be removed in July 2012 when it leaned too far into the road and two others died and were removed in September 2014.
It's taken us a while to find a source of replacement trees or the same variety but we finally got there and found three in 150cm pots. Since the original trees were removed, the stumps remain and other plantings have taken place so the new ones couldn't go into exactly the same spots but the end result should faithfully reproduce the look and feel of the streetscape which is what we set out to do.
Of course, we now have to wait 10 years for them to grow!
Tree #1 - Southern side of Abbotsley entrance
Tree #2 - Northern side of Abbotsley entrance
Tree #3 - Northern side of Abbotsley entrance
To our dismay, late in the day on Tuesday, the Coastal Tri Tree (Leptospermum laevigatum) that formed one half of the iconic arch in Bickleigh Vale Road outside The Shielan and Mistover developed a serious lean across the road and had to be removed overnight.
The Arch as it was in May 2016...
Friends of Edna Walling at Bickleigh Vale Village