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“I have grown taller from walking with trees…” — Karle Wilson Baker
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As part of our extensive Arboriculture services we are often called upon to supply and install new trees for our clients. This provides a fantastic opportunity to provide clients with the right advice about what trees they can (and shouldn’t!) plant within their urban gardens to achieve the best possible outcome in the long term.

Most recently we were asked to plant a screen along a property boundary. Following discussions with the client we suggested the Grevillea ‘Misty Pink’ as a suitable native plant that would satisfy the clients desired outcomes.

This hybrid Grevillea grows to approximately 3 metres in height, and has ferny like foliage which will tolerate frequent trimming to maintain the high level of screening required.

This native plant grows quickly in the Brisbane area, has a high aesthetic value and requires little after care once established. Not only do the flowers provide a stunning visual display, but the plants are excellent for attracting local fauna and improving bio-diversity.

The small plants approximately 60cm in height looked great immediately after planting, and a recent follow up inspection had seen a fantastic 8

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BTE ADOPTS

Those of you that follow us on Facebook will know that Glenn recently claimed the Pionciana tree as the company’s official tree. Those of us that live in sunny Brisbane will no doubt already be familiar with this striking tree. We thought it was a perfect opportunity to tell you all a little more about the species.

The Delonix regia, or as it is more commonly known Poinciana, is grown extensively throughout Brisbane suburbs featuring in many street, parks and private residential gardens alike. Whilst somewhat of an archetypal Brisbane tree, the species is actually endemic to western forests of Madagascar.

The species has been extensively cultivated and introduced to many tropical and sub-tropical parts of the world due to its high ornamental value and use as a shade tree. The broad spreading crown and dense foliage of mature trees provide almost full shade beneath.

The compound and doubly pinnate leaves of the tree have a delicate and feathery appearance, and the mass of large scarlet flowers are quite spectacular when the trees are in full bloom sometime between December and February.

The species will generally attain a

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