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Tulip trees in Gladstone Street

By February 1, 2024No Comments

The four tulip trees we’re planting in Gladstone Street in February are a bit too tall to tiptoe through, but in next to no time they will create a beautiful canopy to walk under in the warmer months.

We’ve been able to plant these trees thanks to a generous gift by a private donor who is deeply passionate about Hobart’s street trees and wants to see us reach our goal of Hobart boasting an urban street tree canopy of 40% by 2046.

We’ll reveal more about them later this year when we undertake a much larger street tree planting.

The tulip tree – Liriodendron tulipifera – is a tall, narrow deciduous tree with beautiful pine-lime leaves and orange and yellow tulip-shaped flowers that bud in late spring.

You can already see how its colouration fits in beautifully with the heritage sandstone buildings of the area.

Our nursery team have cared for these tulip trees for three years, raising them from young ‘whips’ into the strapping young trees our arborist crew is planting this week.

If you’d like to learn more about why we need to plant more street trees and create a greener, healthier and more beautiful Hobart download a copy of our report Growing Hobart’s Urban Forest from the City of Hobart website.