Trees may be dormant in winter but Mansfield Shire Council’s Parks and Gardens team has been anything but, planting more than 180 street trees as well as 26 new trees in the Botanic Park.
Mansfield Mayor, Cr Marg Attley OAM said it had been a busy winter for the crew planting street trees across Mansfield including Highett Street, Olympic Street, Peak Court, Somerset Crescent, Logan Street and Links Road at a cost of $25,256.
“We know our community highly values the environment and as these trees grow in coming years, they will just add to the amenity of the town which we can all enjoy,” Cr Attley said.
“In addition to the street trees magnolias, birches, lindens, tupelos, a willow, chestnut and almond trees have been planted at the Botanic Park,” she said.
“We always look forward to spring and this year the Highett Street roundabout will feature a colourful display of tulips, some of which are already breaking through the surface.
Some of the other plants in the renovated garden beds surrounding Mansfield’s historic central monument have experienced frost damage and will be replaced closer to spring.
“Nemesia ‘Plums and Custard’ has already been planted in the roundabout and will begin to fill out the beds when the warmer spring weather hits. A border planting of Cerastium tomentosum ‘Snow in Summer’ will be planted in August.”