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Preserving a piece of aboricultural history

Issued: 
February 4, 2019

Wellington Shire Council is proud to have worked with the local health service to preserve a piece of history in Yarram.

As part of the new Integrated Health Care Centre development at the Yarram and District Health Service, a well-loved 80-year-old horse chestnut tree had to be removed.

Rather than simply relegating the tree to the history books, the health service propagated seedlings from the tree and provided them to staff members who wanted to plant them in their own gardens.

Wellington Shire Council also came on board and will grow the seedlings on in the nursery for 12 months before planting them out in public areas around Yarram, including the Memorial Park.

The tree produces white/pink flowers in spring and chestnut coloured conkers each autumn and is a great shade tree.

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