The Berrima Residents Association has been successful in securing a $20,00 grant from the Federal Government to commemorate the Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee by planting trees in Berrima.
While Council has strict guidelines to follow, which make putting new trees along the Old Hume Highway a challenge, Council will support the project by providing trees and contractors to do the installation and protection.
Community meeting planned for Saturday 26 November
Andy Forrest (Apple Street resident) and his team is managing this project and is planning a community meeting to gain ideas from all residents on Saturday the 26th of November at 3pm at the Anglican Church Hall. Residents and business owners are welcome to come and share their ideas.
The “turning of the sod” ceremony to launch the project will take place across the road from the Surveyor-General Inn on 10th of December.
The aim is to make the plantings a strong visual Georgian look in keeping with the history of the village that will enhance the unique style that a tourist expects.
All ideas about tree species and locations are welcome. Ideas include planting trees on the eastern side of the Old Hume Highway in the main village or on the western side around Eschalot to the Pound and the gravel areas outside Schmokin. This would follow other towns like Yackandandah and Beechworth with plantings that make the villages.
We look forward to more feed back from the whole village community.
I feel that flowering fruit trees are very popular as photo sites by tourists. Eg the ones in Oxley St West. Consistent planting of these, as other towns have done with jacarandas is worthy of consideration. Personally I favour white blosdoms