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An unusual tree has been given a new home in Kings Park and Botanic Garden.

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A 70 year old Dracaena draco, commonly known as the Dragon Tree, was relocated by truck from a private property in Dalkeith in the early hours of Tuesday 18 November.

The Dragon Tree was offered by a private donor, as the property where it was located has been sold and is scheduled for imminent clearing.

At 10 metres tall and 7 metres wide, the Dragon Tree has a new high profile home on Fraser Avenue close to Kings Park Road. This will enable the public to view its development and will enhance the botanic collections on display in this precinct.

The Dragon Tree made its journey from Dalkeith to Kings Park in the early hours of 18 November to minimise traffic disruption. A crane was then used to move it into its new home.

Dracaena draco generally transplants well due it its large, fibrous root system. Its growth will be monitored over time and it is expected to be anchored to the ground for the next few years while the root system re-establishes.

Dracaena draco is native to the Canary Islands, Madeira, Morocco and Cape Verde Island. It is, in fact, a monocot (like a palm) rather than a true tree.

The common name of Dragon Tree is derived from its red sap, traditionally referred to as dragon blood.

Dragon Tree transport Dragon Tree Kings Park entry Dragon Tree Fraser Avenue Dragon Tree crane lift Dragon Tree being placed in the ground Dragon Tree in its new Kings Park home

Law Walk closure

Kings Park visitors are advised that Law Walk will be closed from Tuesday 15 January to Wednesday 23 January 2019, due to essential maintenance.

Australia Day 2019

Road closures and service interruptions will occur in Kings Park and Bold Park from Saturday 26 January to Sunday 27 January, 2019.

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Family-friendly fun in 2019

Zippy's Kings Park Adventures is now open for 2019 bookings, so don’t miss this popular new program for little nature lovers aged three to five years!

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Expressions of interest for local businesses to run new Aboriginal tourism and cultural experiences in Kings Park have now closed.

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