Not dead – just disappointing
At Trees Impact we persistently push the ‘quality’ message. (eg see Why Buy Only the Best Trees Available). But preach as much as we like, decision-makers actually need to see what we are talking about to appreciate that message. So…
Here are some pictures worth a thousand words…
This subdivision was originally planted about eight years ago with Tuckeroos at quite advanced sizes (estimated to be 300 litres). Some have since died and been removed. Some survivors look reasonable, others lack foliage and vigour – but not one has grown into a handsome,stable tree.
What we have today is a streetscape that is very disappointing, with trees that will never achieve the designer’s expectations. When you also consider that this site has good soil and high rainfall, the poor outcome is doubly disappointing. And this is not a ‘one off’. It is to be seen time and time again.
It should come as no surprise to learn that when the original tree was removed its root system was found to be seriously girdled (see Its All in the Roots ). While all trees may have presented well at planting, their significant root defects meant that the whole planting was doomed to always look sad. What a disappointing waste of money and opportunity.
Imagine how well established this streetscape would now be if all trees had been planted at a Trees Impact (NATSPEC) standard eight or nine years ago.