Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Trees and J L Murphy Reserve

An avenue of pin oaks has been planted - and the desert ash trees removed - along Williamstown Rd. People said they wanted a strong presence of large trees to bring colour and form to the Reserve. Unlike the plane trees which have to be pruned off the electrical lines, these trees can grow unimpeded. There aren't many places for planting specimen trees in Port Melbourne - and Murphy's Reserve is one such a place. The trees have been planted with optimism that they will be the mighty trees for future generations. The park planting in Murphy Reserve gives effect to Council's tree policy to achieve a mixed tree population - not over reliant on any one species - and a spread of trees of different ages across the municipality.

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