Foreshore upgrade replaces struggling trees

The City will be replacing poor performing Norfolk Pine trees on the Foreshore.

The City will be replacing poor performing Norfolk Pine trees on the Foreshore.

Poor performing Norfolk Pine trees located on the Geraldton Foreshore will soon be replaced with similar looking Cook Pine trees as part of the City’s program of Foreshore upgrades undertaken in the last 12 months.

City of Greater Geraldton Mayor Shane Van Styn said even though Norfolk Pines are well suited to the climate a number of them are not doing well on the Foreshore.

“Norfolk Pines thrive in our Mediterranean climate and can be found almost everywhere in the City,” he said.

“However 12 of these trees, which were planted seven years ago on the Foreshore between Durlacher Street and Forrest Street, simply aren’t thriving despite all our efforts.

“Therefore, the City will be replacing them with Cook Pines, a hardier variety that drops less foliage and will fit well with the aesthetic of the Foreshore.

“These new mature trees will beautify the City’s premiere public open space whilst providing shade for many years to come,” Mayor Van Styn added.

From Wednesday 16 August to Friday 18 August 2017, seven of the 12 trees will be removed and new trees planted in their place.  The remaining five trees will be replaced when replacement trees are available.