Victorian State Library, Melbourne
This project demanded well-established trees to fit into the commanding facade of the Victorian State Library. Two species of trees were chosen: Angophora costata and Celtis australis. The Angophora costata were supplied in 500L containers at 4.0-4.5m tall with a 70-80mm calliper. These trees were grown to NATSPEC specification.
The Celtis australis were supplied in 600mm RCBs at a height of 3.5-4.0m tall with an 80mm calliper. Both species of trees have established well and have now grown to good specimens, which complement the sloping frontage of The State Library. The Angophora costata are now more than 7.0m tall, with a minimum of 150mm with excellent crown development, and they have all retained their lower branches.
Below are photographs of the project site during planting, and then after 10 years' development.