We were delighted to be chosen by the University of Western Australia as the trusted tree consultants for this important and beautiful project.
The result: the Bilya Marlee comfortably co-exists with a grove of existing mature Marri, Jarrah and Agonis trees on the site.
Bilya Marlee, the new home for the School of Indigenous Studies (SIS), the Poche Centre for Indigenous Health and the Centre for Aboriginal Medical and Dental Health at the University of Western Australia (UWA), comfortably co-exists with a grove of existing mature marri trees on the site.
As part of the design process ‘Consultation and Implementation’ (that included Indigenous Elders, Architects, Landscape Architects and Arboriculturists), we were requested by UWA to incorporate into the new landscape design100L and 45L Juvenile Stock of Successional Trees, as replacement trees for those that were removed due to conflicts with building design.
We were engaged from an early stage to collect the seed from individual existing specimens, germinate them, then facilitate growing/nursery services in order provide forward suitable tree stock for inclusion into the final design of the School of Indigenous Studies Landscape.
Our team were contacted throughout the development to successfully organize and protect the successional trees being delivered and planted onsite.
Due to the significance of Trees that were removed from the site and the specific works required for seed collection through to implementation. Arbor Centre’s expertise and experience was sought by the client to provide assurance that the successional trees provided were of the highest standard, delivered safely and in a cost-effective manner.
The project was delivered in stages, starting with seed collection from the specified mature trees onsite, through to the germination and growing of these successional plantings. The Trees were potted on and root pruned (as per the Australian Standards AS 2303 ‘Tree Stock for Landscape Use’) by Arbor Centre until they were required to be delivered onsite. Arbor Centre then delivered the successional trees to the SIS Building and carried out the tree planting process to Australian Standards AS 2303.
The Arbor Centre is recognised as being one of the very few organizations in WA able to carry out this specialist work to the requisite standards whilst provide successful project outcomes.
The Arbor Centre has decades of experience in specialist growing and planting of successional trees throughout Western Australia. We have a dedicated Arboricultural Consultancy team that are called upon by Local Government, Education Institutions, Developers and Landscape Architects to provide specialist support for successional trees in the urban environment
For further information on how the Arbor Centre helps Local Government, Developers, Landscape Architects, Architects and other Contractors achieve great outcomes, please call one of our Sales Team on 9359 9300.
Image: ArchitectureAU, Nov 2021.