Works protect Yellow Gums at Kennington Recreation Reserve

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Landscaping improvement works are underway at Kennington Recreation Reserve to protect 10 significant Yellow Gum trees which are the best example of a group of their kind in Bendigo dating back to the gold rush days.

The trees are some of the last few remaining remnant Yellow Gums located within inner Bendigo.

City of Greater Bendigo Active and Healthy Manager Lincoln Fitzgerald said the works include the installation of bollards and mulch around the trees to reduce soil compaction and increase moisture retention for the trees.

“Other works at the reserve include the installation of four seats along the walking track near the pavilion and the planting of additional trees, shrubs and grasses within the reserve,” Mr Fitzgerald said.

“The planting of additional trees, shrubs and grasses will be mainly around the Yellow Gums as this will also assist in protecting the trees.

“The seating will provide additional viewing for spectators watching events on the oval, and the chance for walkers and cyclists to have a rest along the track.

“The works were identified following consultation with the local community.”

Works are expected to be completed by Friday June 22.

The works will enhance the recent development of new tennis/netball courts which was completed in 2017.



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