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The Arbor Centre Relocates Historic Kurrajong Tree

by The Arbor Centre 14 Jan 2020


Image: Metronet


The Arbor Centre recently played a key role in the relocation of Bayswater’s historic Kurrajong tree to its new home in Bert Wright Park.

The relocation was a part of the plans for a Bayswater station upgrade, within the wider Metronet project in Perth. Bayswater residents campaigned to save the tree in 2018. Many Bayswater residents watched on Thursday as the tree travelled to the Park, signifying a major change in the community.

The Arbor Centre is the leader in arboriculture Australia-wide and is honoured to be chosen for the job. Despite popular belief, transplanting trees is a complicated and delicate process, requiring years of tree care and pruning both before and after the move to prepare the tree to thrive.

Large trees such as the Kurrajong one in particular require this care to ensure they survive in their new home. Bayswater’s Kurrajong tree was over 80 years old and is a native Australian tree.

The Arbor Centre has previously participated in transplanting iconic trees such as the Boab Tree in WA’s Kings Park and has provided consulting and tree services on projects such as the Optus Stadium. We not only lead in transplanting major trees, but are also regarded as the best provider of residential tree care. We have looked after thousands residential trees for over three decades and are the go-to company for the transplanting of trees for residential, local government, commercial and strata management organisations.

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