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Landscaping around the Queensland Cultural Centre incorporates Australian theme
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A view of some landscaping by Dig It Landscapes.

Landscape construction and irrigation for the Millennium Arts Project was undertaken by Dig-It Landscapes, who worked to a design brief from landscape architects Edaw.

Managing director Greg Mann says careful planning and co-ordination of deliveries, manpower and machinery was required because of the limited access to the site.

The landscaping around the Queensland Cultural Centre incorporated many local and indigenous designs and concepts within a mainly Australian theme. The selection of native trees includes Cupaniopsis anacardioides, Flindersia schottiana and Harpullia pendula. Mass underplanting of Dietes bicolor and a mix of native and exotic groundcovers such as Grevillea Forest Rambler and Royal Mantle adds colour and ensures the gardens remain attractive all year round.


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Part of Dig-It Landscapes' brief was to move and transplant a 65-tonne Ficus obliqua.

"To undertake this delicate operation, our company employed the services of a world-renowned arborist, who supervised and co-ordinated the transplantation process," says Mann.

The team also had to work round a heritage-listed 100-year-old Poinciana tree. Careful co-ordination and hand work were required to ensure no damage was done to it during the project.

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A view of some landscaping by Dig It Landscapes.

For more information, contact Dig-It Landscapes, 60 Baxter St, Fortitude Valley, QLD 4006, phone (07) 3257 3970, fax (07) 3257 3720. Email: info@digit.com.au, or visit the website: www.digit.com.au.

Dec 22, 2006
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