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New tree tag for June’s Tree of the Month

New tree tag for June’s Tree of the Month

New tree tag for June’s Tree of the Month

Tuesday 4 June 2024
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Our June Tree of the Month is a community favourite and boasts a new tag which makes it easier for people to learn more about the tree and its value to the environment.

This stunning Morten Bay fig tree, which can be found in a small grove next to St Jude’s at Brighton, was in the running to be named South Australia’s Tree of the Year and is now our Tree of the Month for June.

If you’re in the area, scan the QR code on the tree tag to learn more about it – or keep reading.

Estimated to be around 100 years old, this tree provides significant value to the environment and with care and maintenance it has the potential to:

  • offset 120.7 kilometres worth of CO2 emitted from the average petrol-powered passenger vehicle
  • absorb enough stormwater to fill 3,143 bathtubs
  • remove an amount of pollution from the air – in gaseous and particulate form – equivalent in weight to 134 smartphones

Together with two other trees in the small grove next to the church, the three trees’ combined canopy cover is approximately 48m x 33m – which is a significant amount of shade particularly during the summer months.

Moreton Bay fig trees are also interesting in that their flowers are held inside their fruit, which can be produced all year round.

If you have a favourite tree in Holdfast Bay, consider nominating it to be our next Tree of the Month.

Details via the link below.

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