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New trees for St Andrews Park

By September 18, 2023No Comments

Students from The Hutchins School discovered recently that planting trees is not just good for the planet, it’s good for the soul too.

The students were joined our arborist team and the Rotary Club of Sandy Bay at the beautiful and peaceful St Andrews Park, which looks out over Hobart’s Midtown precinct and up to kunanyi/Mt Wellington.

Six young River Birches were planted by the students and these were all grown at the City of Hobart nursery.

The River Birch (Betula nigra) is similar to the Silver Birch, which can be seen around many of our Hobart’s streets and parks. The River Birch was selected as it will be much more robust and resilient to warmer and drier conditions that we can expect with the changing climate. It grows a beautiful rich green canopy that will provide shade for those using the park in summer.

These six new trees will play a part in increasing Hobart’s urban tree canopy. This goal includes reaching a 40% tree canopy cover across Hobart by 2046.