Lovely new Sydney Blue gum in an empty area next to the stormwater canal. It should add some nice greenery for the houses in this area as well.

Lovely new Sydney Blue gum in an empty area next to the stormwater canal. It should add some nice greenery for the houses in this area as well.

I was so pleased to see that Marrickville Council have planted a 2.2-metre Sydney Blue gum (Eucalyptus saligna) next to the stormwater canal in Mackey Park Marrickville South.

For the first time ever that I have seen, they fixed the label to one of the stakes so that people could read what kind of tree had been planted. Great idea Council.  Hopefully people leave the label in place so everyone can have a read while the tree is establishing itself.

It is especially important to have at least one Sydney Blue gum in Mackey Park as a mature Sydney Blue gum street tree just a few houses away in Premier Street had to be removed recently.  Unfortunately the tree had been planted in an inappropriate site directly next to a deep sunken retaining wall.  A new Sydney Blue gum close by should fill the biodiversity hole left by that tree’s removal as it was bursting with birdlife.

Nice idea for Marrickville Council to attach the label.

Nice idea for Marrickville Council to attach the label.

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