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SATURDAY PLANTING IN HOLLIS PARK

Posted in city of fremantle, community, nature, trees, Uncategorized by freoview on July 20, 2020

 

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This coming Saturday there will be more community planting in Hollis Park in South Fremantle.

Come along between 8am and midday and lend a hand!

 

Roel Loopers

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CLINT CREATOR OF GREAT WOOD WORK

Posted in city of fremantle, craft, furniture, lifestyle, retail, trees, Uncategorized by freoview on July 14, 2020

 

 

Fremantle has many hidden treasures and many of them are in historic High Street. One of them is Port Jarrah, that has been operating in Fremantle by South Fremantle resident Clint Clarke, for twenty years.

Clint is a real creative and professional craftsman, who makes beautiful furniture out of Western Australian wood, such as Jarrah, Sheoak and Marri. His work can be admired in the rooms of the National Hotel, just down the road from his shop, but also in the churches of Christ Church Grammar and Trinity Grammar .

A lot of Clint Clarke’s work is custom-made on commission for customers all over Australia, and he often sends his creations overseas as well.

The shop at 45 High Street is open from Wednesday-Sunday, so go and have a look. There is plenty on offer in the large showroom, and if you require anything else, chat with Clint if he can make it to your specifications.

Phone 9336 2225. Website: http://www.portjarrah.com.au

Roel Loopers

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STORM DAMAGE IN BOOYEEMBARA PARK

Posted in aboriginal, city of fremantle, storm, trees, Uncategorized by freoview on May 30, 2020

 

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Yesterday’s storm did a bit of damage in Fremantle’s Booyeembara Park, with one tree uprooted and several others losing big branches.

It is a lovely park to have a quite walk in though and watch some of the wildlife.

Roel Loopers

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AUTUMN LEAVES CREATIONS

Posted in art, autumn, city of fremantle, trees, Uncategorized by freoview on May 26, 2020

 

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Fallen leaves always create a sense of nostalgia in me. My mind goes back to the autumns and winters I spent in the Netherlands and Germany, and the thick carpets of fallen leaves in the forests, and that rustling sound the dry ones make when one walks through them.

I am a bit of an old romantic, so this morning on my way to Chalkys cafe at the Roundhouse I took these two photos in High Street.

Looking for beauty in everything makes life very special.

Roel Loopers

FOUR HUNDRED TUART TREES FOR BOOYEEMBARA PARK

Posted in city of fremantle, environment, trees, Uncategorized by freoview on March 10, 2020

 

This is a REALLY GOOD Fremantle story!

More than 400 tuart trees are to be planted in Fremantle’s Booyeembara Park as part of the Main Roads WA High Street Upgrade project.

The state and federal governments have committed $118 million to upgrade High Street, from Carrington Street to Stirling Highway, to reduce traffic congestion and improve road safety.

As part of Main Roads landscaping and revegetation strategy for the project almost 5000 plants will be planted at the eastern end Boo Park, including more than 400 tuart trees.

Another 4000 new tuart trees will be purchased and planted in other key sites across Perth through a partnership with leading conservation group A Trillion Trees.

Fremantle Mayor Brad Pettitt said he was pleased Main Roads had included the tree planting program as an important part of the High Street project.

“The planting of more than 400 tuart trees in Boo Park, plus thousands of complementary understorey plants, will not only beautify the park but also mean the High Street project will deliver a substantial net gain in the number of tuart trees in the local area.

“The additional 4000 tuarts to be planted through A Trillion Trees will ultimately mean that for every tuart tree removed as part of the High Street project more than 200 will be planted in its place.”

The tuart planting program in Boo Park will begin this winter. For information on how to participate in the local planting program contact the City of Fremantle on 1300 MYFREO (1300 693 736) or info@fremantle.wa.gov.au.

The High Street Upgrade has been carefully designed to retain more than 70 per cent of the established trees in the project area.

The design features a wide, tree-lined median separating the eastbound and westbound traffic lanes, creating an attractive gateway into Fremantle.

For more information visit the High Street Upgrade page on the Main Roads WA website.

SOUTH BEACH PINES TO BE PRUNED

Posted in city of fremantle, local government, south beach, trees, Uncategorized by freoview on January 30, 2020

 

 

Arborists will attend to some of the Norfolk pine trees at Fremantle’s South Beach after there were reports yesterday of branches breaking off and heavy seedpods falling down.

One eager tree pruner was waiting for his colleagues this morning, but maybe not so clever to do that under one of the trees. At least he was wearing a hard hat. ; >)

The reason for the branches to break off, as also happened at the Esplanade and Point Walter, is that this season the seedpods are growing further away from the tree trunk and are also much bigger and heavier, some claim that is due to lack of water.

Roel Loopers

TOO MANY SEEDS ON FREO NORFOLK PINES

Posted in city of fremantle, esplanade reserve, local government, trees, Uncategorized by freoview on December 14, 2019

 

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Arborists are busy high up on the Fremantle Esplanade this hot Saturday morning to try and make the Norfolk pine trees safe and stop branches from falling down.

Excessive and heavy seed pods are to blame this season, so pods and tree branches are removed where deemed necessary by the experts.

Roel Loopers

 

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SEEDY BUSINESS AT FREMANTLE ESPLANADE

Posted in city of fremantle, esplanade reserve, local government, trees, Uncategorized by freoview on December 13, 2019

 

 

Large parts of the Fremantle Esplanade reserve have been cordoned off because of the fear of large branches of the Norfolk Island pines falling down, after an unusual  growth of heavy seed pods, much further away from the tree trunks, is making the branches too heavy.

Contractors are on site to cut down branches and remove excessive seed pods. This is also happening at South Beach and Parmelia Park.

Roel Loopers

 

EAST FREO BLOOMING JACARANDAS

Posted in city of fremantle, nature, town of east fremantle, trees, Uncategorized by freoview on November 28, 2019

 

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The sight of the Jacarandas blooming in George Street is one I always enjoy at the East Fremantle Festival, but I walked there on Wednesday and took some photos.

We in Fremantle will also be getting to look at the beautiful Jacarandas from late next year when they will be lining the entire Kings Square.

The George Street Festival is on again this coming Sunday all afternoon, so make sure to take part in the fun!

Roel Loopers

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NO TREE HUGGING AT HIGH STREET UPGRADE

Posted in city of fremantle, freight, fremantle ports, traffic, trees, Uncategorized by freoview on September 6, 2019

 

Good to read in the Fremantle Herald today that there will be no protest and people living up trees at the High Street Upgrade project, to get freight faster to Fremantle Port.

The Forest Rescue group people have liaised with Mainroads, according to the Chook, and found a really good compromise. As a ‘tree offset’ measure Mainroads has agreed to plant 10,000 Tuart sapling in Fremantle and neighbouring councils, to compensate for the loss of 67 trees.

Work on the demolition of the High Street buildings and FERN has already started and a golf course design team has been appointed by the City of Fremantle to redesign the public course that will initially lose two holes because of the road widening.

Roel Loopers

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