Developers of the new Bluestone master-planned residential development are removing 76 pine trees
from the old Alexander Farm in Mount Barker because they pose a risk to personal safety.
A study by an independent arborist found the trees were old and in deteriorating health, and there is a
moderate to high risk of them falling down. The report concluded the trees were inappropriate for a
modern urban development.
The cleared land will become part of a prestigious housing project with extensive landscaping, open
space and tree-planting involving 2000 trees and 30,000 shrubs. Additionally, over 150 large native gum
trees will be saved and retained as features at Bluestone. Overall, 16 hectares of the 95 hectare site will
be devoted to parklands and green space, and there will be four kilometres of walking trails.
The intention is to make Bluestone a valuable asset for the entire Mount Barker community. For more
information, please contact Humfrey Whitaker on (08) 8100 3900.
|These photos show a selection of the mature gum trees that will be saved at Bluestone Mt Barker. |