Foreshore Figs planted in Tea Gardens Tea Gardens, Hawks Nest by NOTA - October 19, 2016 FORESHORE FIGS: Council workmen plant trees. Where once stood Coral trees, now stand five Port Jackson Figs along Marine Drive in Tea Gardens. The two metre high trees were planted last week as part of the ongoing program to replace the Corals. Arborist Josh Duncombe supervised the operation for MidCoast Council. Modern Media: Advertise with News Of The Area and you get your ad in 1) in Print, 2) on the News Website (like this ad), and 3) on our Social Media news site. A much more efficient way to advertise. Reach a HUGE audience for a LOW price TODAY! Call us on 02 4983 2134. Or [email protected] Or CLICK FOR ADVERT QUOTE “They’re endemic to the area, long lived, with a massive canopy,” Josh told The News Of The Area. Social media was awash with comments when the Coral Trees were removed in September due to their roots being compromised and having been deemed a noxious weed by the Department of Agriculture. No such problems however with their replacements. “Their iconic to the area, “ said Mr Duncombe. “Any development in the future, will have these (the Port Jackson figs) as their centrepiece.” The trees, sourced by local nursery Woodwards, are between five and ten years old and should double their size in the next 12 months. The figs also have a lifespan of around 200 years. By Margie TIERNEY FORESHORE FIGS: New Trees for Tea Gardens.