Trees for Colonel Light Gardens
The Colonel Light Gardens Conservation Management Plan is guiding Council in the development and maintenance of public areas including tree planting throughout Colonel Light Gardens.
Australia's best example of a garden suburb, Colonel Light Gardens is steeped in history with tree-lined streets, rounded street corners, wide grassed verges and open space.
Many road intersections in Colonel Light Gardens are surrounded by reserves on which trees are planted. Intersection reserves have been planted recently with trees including:
- Rochester Avenue at the intersection of Kandahar Crescent.
- East Parkway at the intersection Lincoln Avenue.
- Goodwood Road at the intersection Chester Street.
- Lincoln Avenue at the intersection Wattlebury Avenue.
- West Parkway at the intersection Lancaster Avenue.
- West Parkway at the intersection Winchester Avenue.
In addition to these intersection reserves, tree planting has been undertaken on reserves including:
- Ludgate Crescent Reserve.
- Oxford Crescent Reserve.
- The Strand Reserve.
Before planting trees that were in poor condition or small saplings which had died were removed. To ensure the newly planted trees establish and grow quickly drip irrigation systems were installed.
Trees planted at these reserves will over time develop into beautiful garden features reflecting the garden suburb principles of Colonel Light Gardens.
Tree Planting Facts
- 36 trees were removed.
- 69 were planted.
- 750 metres of in-line dripper system and 500 metres of high density polythene pipe were installed.
- 35 tonnes of soil removed to create mulching dishes.
- 360 square meters of mulch was used for planted trees.
- 36 tonnes of soil was removed to create planting holes, mixed with soil conditioner and used to plant the new trees.