New oaks for Old Hume Highway

25 May, 2011Posted in: Roads and Assets

Wingecarribee Shire Council is set to begin work on a roadside vegetation program at the northern entrance to the Shire.

The mini make-over will take place along a 400-metre stretch of the Old Hume Highway at Braemar adjacent to the Prince Albert Inn.

The focus of the works will include the planting of 34 advanced oak trees with additional mulching, pruning and raising of existing garden beds also planned for the site.

The trees will be planted to offset nine oaks which will be removed as a result of the 2002 bush fires.

To counteract the damage sustained from the fires, the nine existing trees subsequently developed ‘multi-trunked’ roots which have left them both unstable and unsafe.

The 34 oaks which will be planted are approximately eight years of age and are of the same variety as the existing trees.

Removal of the damaged trees and the re-planting of the mature oaks is expected to commence on Friday 27 May.

For more information contact Council’s Parks and Open Space Coordinator on phone 0408 634 062.