The first trees – Evergreen Magnolias – for the new Commonwealth Park were planted at the end of last month. The expected result once planting is complete is a park with soul, according to Mark Gregory of Landform Consultants, the principal landscape consultant for Commonwealth Park.
Commenting on the planting, Mr Gregory said: “We are really happy it is coming together, the conditions for planting are perfect and I am genuinely happy at how things are going.”
Approximately 45 trees have already arrived from Italy to be planted, and there were five trucks due to arrive last week – one each day.
The trees were planted in recycled soil, which came from building material that was recycled and used to manufacture soil. Some of these materials came from the excavation of the old Theatre Royal Car Park.
The park requires about 3000m3 of soil for planting of trees and shrubs.