Marrickville Council has removed a Gum tree (Eucalyptus species) at Matt Hogan Reserve (Camden Street frontage) Newtown.

Council said they, “regretfully identified the need to remove the public tree” giving the following reasons for removal –

  • “The tree had terminally declined & had been assessed to be a dead tree.
  • Large dead branches had commenced failing from the upper canopy.
  • The tree presented an unacceptable risk to the public & children’s playground.
  • As a result of the hazardous nature of this tree, priority removal works have been completed.”

Council say they intend to replace the street tree during 2013 planting season, but do not say what species of tree they will be planting.

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