Scarred Ironbark makes transition to Helensvale Light Rail Station

On Monday 17 July, the Jabree team oversaw some truly amazing works to transport and display a scarred Ironbark trunk at the new Helensvale Light Rail Station.

Team from Powerclear overseeing the scarred ironbark trunk relocation

The 2.1 tonne scarred Ironbark trunk was originally found (with the rest of the tree) about 200 metres south of its new position. As part of the Cultural Heritage Assessment of the Light Rail Project (November 2015), it was determined the tree would likely be impacted by surrounding construction activities.

An alternative management strategy was developed in consultation with the Department of Transport and Main Roads and GoldLinQ to ensure the scarred trunk was able to be preserved and form part of a future cultural display at the new rail station.

In April 2016, the Jabree team oversaw the careful removal and preservation of the tree (read more here).

In July 2017, the Jabree team were pleased to be there again to supervise the installation of this scarred trunk in its new home, after some incredibly careful and precise work by project managers, drivers and dogmen at the site.

Jabree would like to extend our thanks to Fiona Sabatino with the Department of Transport and Main Roads for taking a leading role with the journey of this scarred tree. Jabree would also like to thank Campbell Brooke and the team from Powerclear who have taken great care of arboreal matters from the removal of the tree in 2016 to the recent relocation.

You can read more about the journey here. Or for more information, please contact us.

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