Showing the dead Melaleuca street tree in Northumberland Avenue Stanmore

Marrickville Council has given notice that they intend to remove the following trees in Stanmore –

Tree number 1:  a Black tea tree (Melaleuca bracteata) outside 62 Northumberland Avenue Stanmore.

Council gives the following reasons for removal –

  • “The tree exhibits necrotic crown coverage & has been assessed to be a dead tree.  Current low risk to the public will escalate if removal is not undertaken in the short term.”

Council say they intend to plant a Snow in Summer (Melaleuca linariifolia) to be replanted within the 2012-2013 annual tree planting program.

Tree number 2: a Hackberry (Celtis occidentalis) in Harrow Lane at the rear of 32 Harrow Road.

Council gives the following reasons for removal –

  • “The tree is self sown & unsustainable in its location.  The tree will inevitably cause damage to the adjoining private infrastructure, which cannot be overcome by reasonable or practical means.”

Council say they will not plant a replacement tree in this location, but will do so somewhere else during 2012-2013 annual tree planting period.

The tree is in a bad location butted up against a brick wall at the rear of the property & between a sewer pole.   Most of the canopy grows over private property.  It will cause damage if allowed to grow bigger.  I will not be writing a submission to support retaining this tree.

The deadline for any submissions is Friday 21st September 2012.

The arrow points to the Hackberry tree growing between a brick garage wall & a sewerage stink pole in Harrow Lane.