GREEN SPACE: Councillor Daniel Sanderson admires the Banyan Fig at Queens Park.
GREEN SPACE: Councillor Daniel Sanderson admires the Banyan Fig at Queens Park. contributed

Council begins work to trim M’boro’s Banyan Fig tree

REFURBISHMENT has begun around the magnificent Banyan Fig in Queens Park, Maryborough.

The project includes reducing the canopy by 600sqm, removing branch brace supports, and installing coloured programmable lighting and platform timber seating.

Division 4 Councillor Daniel Sanderson said the project was designed to improve community safety, encourage use and enhance visual amenity.

"The Banyan Fig tree is a historically significant tree in Queens Park and this project will showcase its natural beauty," Cr Sanderson said.

"We want to create a space that is visually attractive and inviting for people to enjoy," he said.

The work is expected to take two months.


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