Tree planting works: Matthew Tce/James St upgrade

People and businesses near James Street and Matthew Terrace, Caboolture will notice a greener link to the CBD in coming weeks when Moreton Bay Regional Council commences tree planting works as part of the area’s $2 million road upgrade.


Moreton Bay Regional Council Division 3 Councillor Adam Hain said more than 20 native trees would be planted in stages, providing greater visual amenity and greenery between Caboolture train station and the CBD area.


“The trees will provide shade for people who want to use the new seating node and street furniture along Matthew Terrace and complement the new 2m-wide shared paths,” Cr Hain said.


As part of the works, four trees will be planted in place of the northernmost Camphor Laurel on Matthew Terrace, which arborists have advised suffers from moisture stress and compacted roots, and needs to be removed.


“I’m now working with the Caboolture and District Woodcrafters to provide the Camphor Laurel to the group so they can create legacy items from the tree’s wood.”


Tree planting coincides with other works scheduled for the Matthew Terrace and James Street road upgrade, which is expected to be completed by October, weather permitting, in time for the inaugural Generate festival.

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