Nurturing the trees of the future

Published on 21 October 2019

Nurturing the trees of the future

The saying ‘necessity is the mother of invention’ could be coined to describe the City of Onkaparinga’s nursery.

The city’s nursery is flourishing, producing thousands of healthy seedlings and saplings each year for planting across the region — streets and parks, creeks and foreshore — but 10 years ago it was a different story.

A number of the city’s native trees and shrubs were lost during the drought, and with many plant suppliers also struggling to survive the drought, a dry and hot landscape was forecast.

Action was needed. As was an innovative and sustainable strategy.

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