Fire damaged trees removed and replanted at Massicault War Cemetery
27 November 2012
Fire damaged trees and hedges have been removed and replanted at
The damage was caused earlier in the year
when a fire, fanned by strong winds, burnt through the agricultural
fields surrounding the cemetery.
As a result 280 metres of established Pittosporum tobira hedge
was burnt (approximately 560 plants) together with 35 established
Acacias. Climbing plants (Bougainvillea) on the pergola feature
were also affected.
It was assessed that 200 metres of Pittisporum Tobira
hedge could be 'hard pruned', allowing for a good chance of
regeneration. As a result, only a third of the hedge needed
to be completely replaced.
The CWGC team at Massicault also pruned or removed all damaged
plants and planted new olive trees in place of the burnt