New Queensland Brushbox trees along the Princes Highway Tempe - looking good.

New Queensland Brushbox trees along the Princes Highway Tempe – looking good.  The yellow dot indicates another new tree.

More Queensland Brushbox trees on the Princes Highway Tempe

More Queensland Brushbox trees on the Princes Highway Tempe

There is a massive culture change happening along the Princes Highway in Tempe. Marrickville Council has recently planted half a dozen good-sized Queensland Brushbox street trees along the western side of the highway.

They already look good, but imagine how good they will look once they have reached maturity.   All the trees planted have unimpeded space above in which to grow.   There are very few street trees along Marrickville Counci’s stretch of the Princes Highway.

All my life the Princes Highway from near Sydney Park to the Cooks River has looked bare & dare I say, ugly.  Marrickville Council has a long-term plan to line the highway with Brushbox trees & these changes will be of great benefit to the streetscape & to the community.  I am very happy to see the start of this project.

Gannon Street Tempe, which exits onto the Princes Highway has also benefited from recent street tree planting.  Council planted three or four street trees in 2014 & has filled the empty spaces on the southern side of the street this year.

Gannon Street really needed more street trees in my opinion.  As a ‘gateway’ street into the municipality, a nice streetscape is really important.  The pollution-lowering benefits street trees provide will also be of immense benefit to the people that live here because this is a high traffic road right next to the highway.

A new street tree was planted in Station Street Tempe right next to the Princes Highway.

A new street tree was planted in Station Street Tempe right next to the Princes Highway.

Newly planted street trees in Gannon Street Tempeclose to the Princes Highway.

Newly planted street trees in Gannon Street Tempe close to the corner of the Princes Highway.

Hopefully this newly planted Lily Pily in Gannon Street Tempe will grow to look as good as the mature one in the background.

Hopefully this newly planted Lilly Pilly in Gannon Street Tempe will grow to look as good as the mature one in the background.

 

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