Marrickville Council has removed a Small-Leafed Peppermint (Eucalyptus nichollii) adjacent 68 Livingstone Road (McRae Street frontage) Marrickville.

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

  • “Tree is structurally defective.
  • Severe shear crack between co-dominant stems.
  • The subject tree presented an imminent risk to the public & property.
  • 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.