I planted these Chinese Elms in Broughton Street about 6 years ago. It was raining the day I did my guerrilla tree planting and my family turned up to help wearing yellow rain coats. “This is suppose to be a secret guys”. The trees have thrived despite several years of dry conditions. I planted native Waterhousia’s across the carpark in an empty garden.
These trees are 4 metres high today and thriving.
The people who have bought the units across the road will look down on these trees.
The till operator at the 7- Eleven would give me a nod when he saw me filling up the watering can every coupe of days using his water.
Council has taken ownership of the trees now. They have mulched around them recently and removed the bottom branches.
It gave me great joy last summer when the workmen from the units sat underneath them, in the shade, to eat their lunch. That made me happy!