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New street trees for Rupert Avenue

By June 28, 2023June 30th, 2023No Comments

Nine crepe myrtle trees have been planted on Rupert Avenue in Mount Stuart, as part of a community led response to greening their local street.

Mr Hill and his neighbours agreed that they lived in a “wonderful street”, but it needed more trees, so they reached out to the City of Hobart.

Working with city greening lead Ruby Wilson, from the City of Hobart, the only viable option was to remove some car spaces to provide room for the new trees. The placement of the trees needed to be well-considered and fit around the street’s essential services.

The community were very supportive of the idea and a petition was circulated resulted in 83 per cent of locals voting in favour of the trees.

The new trees will be cared for by the City of Hobart over the next two years to ensure they grow safely and can be monitored for dangerous branches.

This is a fabulous outcome for the community and one that will leave a wonderful legacy for years to come.

To read the full ABC article please click here.

 

Picture: A crepe myrtle planted on Rupert Avenue.