Months of planning have been followed by a couple of weeks of dust, noise, digging, sawing and the odd frustration but has resulted in a vastly changed landscape at Cockington Green Gardens.
Our tree removal project which will ultimately result in the cleaning up of around 120 diseased and decaying trees is well underway. Our north-western boundary with Federation Square has changed the display considerably. Lots more sunlight is making its way into the display and it will be interesting to see how this will impact on some of our other plant life.
Director of Operations, Mark Sarah, said he was delighted with the progress made on the first major stage of the tree removal project. “We have really been planning this for a few years when it became evident that the boundary trees needed to be replaced. It’s certainly not a decision we have made lightly, more by necessity.
“Eventually, we will be able to increase the number of models in our display and this gives us a great opportunity to refresh parts of the display which have needed the most urgent of attention. I have been delighted with the progress we have made so quickly on the first stage of the tree removal project. Whilst it tested out equipment, the team worked well together to ensure we were ahead of time but met all our safety benchmarks.
“We will be looking at our tree replacement options that will allow us to both expand the displays but also add a new look to our boundaries that will be interesting, colourful and refreshing,” Mark concluded.
The next major part of the project will be undertaken on the boundary with the Gold Creek Golf Course and will get into full swing after Floriade.