Protecting Our TreesSpring 2014
Blackwood Park places significant emphasis on protection of trees and native bushland, from master planning the development through to approval of home designs.
Before the first development plans were even drawn up, Blackwood Park surveyed and recorded the location and health of all trees, which helped determine which trees should be protected.
Adelaide Development Company CEO, Ian Marker, says Blackwood Park has very much been designed to fit the natural landscape.
“We’ve made a point to protect and enhance the natural bushland throughout the development. For example, we’ve retained the beautiful tree-lined gullies that sit between each node, and we think they’re a real feature of the estate and are naturally suited for the many walking trails,” Mr Marker says.
“This protection of native vegetation is also built into our design guidelines, to ensure that any homes built near significant trees take into account tree protection zones to protect their root systems. Our sales & information centre is a perfect example of this.”
One of Blackwood Park’s significant trees, a River Red Gum (Eucalyptus camaldulensis) will be a landmark feature on the corner of Win Gilchrist Avenue and Gartrell Boulevard.
This area will be landscaped and include a seating wall built with a mix of natural stone and red bricks recycled from the former Tassie House building that once stood nearby.