For over 60 years, the Monterey Pine at the front of Walsh Street has been an integral part of the iconic modernist home of the renowned Australian architect Robin Boyd. It has been a key focal point in the design and aspect of this historic, mid-century residence in Melbourne. With the combination of rapid urban development and its natural life cycle, the tree had reached the end of its life and presented a significant risk to people, the Walsh Street home and property, and neighbouring structures.
Hear from the team focused on this major heritage project and learn how new technology, traditional tree-cutting, and new thoughts on heritage gardens have influenced Walsh Street’s future greenscaping. The team will also talk about the challenges the Foundation faces to replant a tree, and regenerate and restore the home’s landscape.
The Foundation has been running a fundraising campaign A Tree to Remember to remove, replant and restore the home’s front courtyard and celebrate arboreal life in an urban setting. In January, the tree was removed, but the Foundation has a long way to go to restore and regenerate the greenscape in historic Walsh’s Street’s front courtyard.
THURSDAY 30 JANUARY 6.30 PM, 290 WALSH STREET
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Liz Herbert, Landscape Architect, OpenWork Pty Ltd
Tom Cunningham, Just Mulching Tree Service
Tony Isaacson, Chair, Robin Boyd Foundation
Dr Yazid Ninsalam, Lecturer, Landscape Architecture, RMIT
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