Recent landscaping works at Seachange Estate in St Leonards has seen the installation of eight massive 13-metre-high Canary Island date palm trees down the central median of the entry boulevard.
These large specimens were transported to the site each on their own semi-trailer and then had to be craned into position, with planting taking three days.
Phoenix canariensis is a tree which is synonymous with coastal areas, including lining the foreshore at Eastern Beach in Geelong and also Beaconsfield Parade in Melbourne.
They are extremely slow growing with the specimens recently planted at Seachange estimated to be over 30 years old.
The recent palm installation at Seachange continues the theme from the adjoining older stages which were developed in the early 2,000s where 20 palms line the reserves along Leviens Road.
According to developer Ross Closter from Urban Land Developments, the palms add a real sense of quality and prestige to the estate.
“We always invest heavily in our landscaping for the benefit of the future owners of the lots,” Mr Closter said.
“Can you imagine how relaxing it would be driving home every day, turning into your estate and driving down a palm tree lined boulevard?”
“Appropriately, the new entry road is named ‘Palm View Boulevard’ where thanks to seven acres of wetlands the palms can be seen from a long way away.”
Seachange Estate has been a highly successful project with over 550 lots now sold, 500 of which were sold in only 14 months, with Stages 1-3 now complete and titles expected to be issued shortly.
Selling agent Trevor McManus from Neville Richards Real Estate said there were a limited number of lots remaining in stage 11B where prices still start from $199,950.
“I encourage anyone who is interested to buy now and beat the price rise in the soon to be released stage 12,” Mr McManus said.
For more information on Seachange estate phone 0448 810 074 or visit seachangeestate.com.au.