ARBORETUM PLANTING STAGES

October 2015

Western Entrance (Old Melbourne Road near Crossroads intersection)

The Moorabool Shire has placed signs at both the western and eastern entrances to the town entrances signifying the importance to the town of the display of autumn foliage. Our new plantings will boast this display and provide a sense of arrival.

Plan Types:

  • Scarlet Oaks x 14 (Quercus coccinea)
  • Lipstick Maples x 3 (Acer rubrum ‘October Glory’

October 2015

Caledonian Park  (Ballan)

Part of our mission is to form co-operative relationships with other community groups.

The Ballan 1st Scouts have agreed to assit with plantings each year on National Tree Day. Our first project, together are 3 trees planted in Caledonian Park. Our aim is to plant deciduous single specimum trees that will grow to full size and shape. We wll also work with the Moorabool Landcare Group to continue the work done by the Rushing Waters group and Melbourne Water These plantings will be native indigenous species.

Plan Types:

  • Lipstick Maple x 1 (Acer rubrum ‘October Glory’)
  • Black Tupleo x 1 (Nyssa slyvatica Forum)
  • Purple Jewel x 1 (Prunus virginiana)
  • Existing Weeping Elm

October 2015

Eastern Entrance (Old Melbourne Road from Western Freeway)

The Moorabool Shire has placed signage at both the western and eastern entrances to BALLAN signifying the importance to the town of the autumn foliage display. Our new plantings will boast this display and provide a sense of arrival for visitors coming to the annual Autumn Festival.

Plan Types:

  • Lipstick Maple x 3 (Acer rubrum ‘October Glory’)