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2 years ago in Infrastructure projects
(17/7/17) Nutrient boost to help our favourite fig

As part of our ongoing works to preserve the Kings Square Moreton Bay Fig tree, we have engaged a bioscientist to monitor its current health issues and attempt to restore the iconic tree to full health.

Recent soil testing has revealed a build-up of toxins in the surrounding soil, which is believed to be affecting the ability of the tree to absorb essential nutrients through its roots.

To improve the tree’s absorption of nutrients which will help it grow stronger, the bioscientist has given it a ‘booster’ enzyme injection. This enzyme naturally occurs in trees and is an additional boost that will hopefully help the fig tree recover and flourish again this spring.

Over the coming months we will also remove walls and paving around the tree to allow the roots more freedom to grow healthy and strong.