GALLERY | Autumn finally comes to town

Autumn has finally hit Macarthur and the views are “spectacular.”

Tim’s Garden Centre Campbelltown owner Tim Pickles said the region’s trees and plants were starting to change colour but it had been a slow process.

“It has taken a while to get cold at night and that’s what really sets off the colour change with the trees,” he said.

“It has been unseasonably warm.”

Mr Pickles said rain also had something to with it.

“Rainwater in soil stops frost from setting in so that slows the colour change down as well,” he said.

“But the trees coming into Camden along Camden Valley Way look spectacular at the moment.

“I’m loving it.”

Mr Pickles said there were plenty of local suburbs showing off Autumn’s splendour.

Glen Alpine’s trees are looking good, now that the suburb is 30 years old they have beautiful trees,” he said.

“Harrington Park has a few Manchurian Pear Trees and they are my favourite trees with deciduous foliage.

“They are a very visual tree and you can even get smaller varieties for backyards.

“In Campbelltown, the myrtle around the council office is looking really fantastic.

“Those plants are more well known for their flower but they also look really good in Autumn.

“They are also ideal for a backyard so there are ways to get the autumn look at home.”

Mr Pickles said dropping leaves shouldn’t deter home-owners from planting a deciduous tree on their property.

“Think of it this way, the leaves keep you cool in the shade in Summer and in winter trees drop their leaves and let in warm sunlight,” he said.

“They could actually save you money on the power bill.”

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