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Posted in city of fremantle, kings square, trees, Uncategorized by freoview on September 4, 2017



The 127 year-old Moreton Bay Fig Tree at the eastern end of Kings Square has been receiving life-saving injections of enzymes.

The tree did not look too well, and accusations were made that it was strangled by the Christmas tree wires, but that was unfounded.

Soil testing done by arborists showed a build-up of toxins in the soil that surrounds the tree, and that affects its ability to absorb essential nutrients, hence the enzyme injections.


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  1. Rob Fittock said, on September 4, 2017 at 6:44 pm

    good comments Ian and unless there is an acceptable rationale behind the destruction then people should continue to go the jugular of the people responsible

    Love this street even as a kid many moons ago when I attended the Sacred Heart Primary School


  2. Darran said, on September 4, 2017 at 3:42 pm

    What about the fig trees near the John Curtin statue ? … they look sick too !


  3. Ian Ker said, on September 4, 2017 at 3:10 pm

    Meanwhile, City of Vincent butchers iconic hundred-year-old Hills Figs on Mary Street, Highgate (, without even elected councillors being aware of the impending vandalism.


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