City mounts tree display in Conservatory

The City of Greater Bendigo is holding a free display in the Rosalind Park Conservatory featuring the street and open space trees that will be planted to green Greater Bendigo in 2021.

Trees included in the display include native species such as Spotted Gums, Lemon Scented Gums, Acacia, Banksia, Smooth Bark Apple Gums and Dwarf Apple Gums.  Other tree species on display include Red and Claret Ash trees.

The display is free to view and is open daily from 8.30am to 6pm until after Easter.  The tree display will run alongside the Butterfly Kisses  installation also on display in the Conservatory.

City of Greater Bendigo Manager Parks and Natural Reserves Paul Gangell said in 2020 the City endorsed Greening Greater Bendigo - an ambitious plan to increase tree cover in our urban areas to 25 per cent by 2030.

“As part of this plan, tree planting efforts by the City will be greatly expanded and our own nursery are producing a large portion of the trees that will be planted every year,” Mr Gangell said.

“This will ensure that the trees we plant are of the best quality, are sourced locally and are matched to Bendigo’s current and future climate.

“The display in the Conservatory will highlight some of the species the City’s gardeners have grown from seed for planting in our local streets and open space areas especially our local play spaces.

“From May 2021 the City will plant more than 2,300 trees through this year’s tree planting program.”

Details of planting locations for this year's program will be available on www.bendigo.vic.gov.au/greening  in April 2021.

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