THE planting of 70 Illawarra flame trees is the final stage of an upgrade to one of Albury’s most frequented city entrances.
Albury Council staff are planting the trees on both sides of Wodonga Place between Nurigong and Hume streets.
They replace 28 trees that were cut down recently.
The council’s engineering team leader, Andrew Lawson, said once fully established the trees would make an appealing avenue into the city for both locals and visitors.
“The ones removed on the eastern side of the road weren’t in real good condition,” he said.
“It is very tight in the nature strip and they didn’t take off real well.
“We’ve just been waiting on the delivery of the trees to finish the job.”
The total project cost was $500,000, including road re-sealing works and centre medium beautification.
Illawarra flame trees feature bright red bell-shaped flowers when in full bloom.