Latrobe Council personnel are currently planting Oyster Bay Pine, Bottlebrush, Banksia marginata and Manuka (Leptospurmum) to beautify the entry to Port Sorell.
- Callitris rhomboidea, or Oyster Bay pine, is a species of conifer found only in Australia and native to Tasmania. It will grow to a height of around 8 metres
- Bottlebrushes (Callistemon) grow up to 3 metres and are endemic to Australia and widely cultivated.
- The Banksia marginata is another native of Australia, recognised by their characteristic flower spikes and fruiting "cones" and heads, growing up to 5 metres.
- Manuka (Leptospurmum) is a hardy native species of flowering plant in the myrtle family. Typically, a prolific scrub-type tree, it can grow up to 3 metres.
These plantings are on the boundary of Council’s property adjoining Port Sorell Main Road, opposite Gumbowie Drive and are an initiative of the Latrobe Tree Planting Committee.
The Latrobe Tree Planting Committee consists of Council personnel as well as volunteers from the community with botanical qualifications or life experience and interest.
The Latrobe Tree Committee is guiding Latrobe Council on vegetation management throughout the Latrobe Municipality.
To contact this Committee please phone Green Spaces Team Leader, Sam Blackwood-Beattie on 64264444.