High Street East Launceston

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The Launceston City Council is greening its City! The southern end of High Street between David Street and Wentworth Street is a step towards this.

You may have noticed the agapanthus and overgrown shrubbery opposite St Andrews Gardens and adjacent to the Service Road has all been removed. In its place we would like to plant a row of Magnolia grandiflora 'exmouth'.

We would also like to replace the old Black Wattles on the western side of the road near the intersection of High and Wentworth Streets. The existing trees are in poor condition and it would be good to replace them. It would also highlight the intersection of Wentworth Street and High Street. Our idea is to plant a row of cedrus deodra. (You can see them on the drawing in the 'library').

Would you like to comment on this proposal? You can do so by joining our online forum (your privacy is protected), in writing or emailing council@launceston.tas.gov.au.

The Launceston City Council is greening its City! The southern end of High Street between David Street and Wentworth Street is a step towards this.

You may have noticed the agapanthus and overgrown shrubbery opposite St Andrews Gardens and adjacent to the Service Road has all been removed. In its place we would like to plant a row of Magnolia grandiflora 'exmouth'.

We would also like to replace the old Black Wattles on the western side of the road near the intersection of High and Wentworth Streets. The existing trees are in poor condition and it would be good to replace them. It would also highlight the intersection of Wentworth Street and High Street. Our idea is to plant a row of cedrus deodra. (You can see them on the drawing in the 'library').

Would you like to comment on this proposal? You can do so by joining our online forum (your privacy is protected), in writing or emailing council@launceston.tas.gov.au.

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  • ..and further along High Street near the Wentworth Street Junction

    about 9 years ago
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    Our thoughts are to replace the dying black wattles on the western side (the old service station side) with Cedrus deodara.  Why?  In Wentworth Street (just down from the junction with High Street) there are some magificant specimens of this tree and they would make a great statement of the intersection of High Street and Wentworth Street.  They do take a few years to grow but as you can see they will be magnificant.  

    What do you think?  Do you like these trees or, would you like to see a different species.  Let us know by Wednesday 5 October 2011.

  • Why plant Magnolia grandiflora 'exmouth'

    about 9 years ago
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    This particular species of Magnolia has been chosen to reflect the character of High Street.  The flowers are white in colour and the trees will be planted in a row of seven (7) openly spaced (so they don't look like a hedge) to define the curve and crest in the road.  In time, the trees will also increase the privacy of the service road.  They will grow to a height of around 9metres at maturity which should take around 20-25 years. 

    We would like to plant the trees this season - during the Spring - so let us know what you think.  We would like to hear from you by Wednesday 5 October 2011.