The tree to be removed is the tall one in the centre of the photo

The tree to be removed is the tall one in the centre of the photo. It has had large branches removed on one side seemingly for powerlines.

Bracket fungus on the Bruce Street tree - right beside where a large branch was removed.

Bracket fungus on the Bruce Street tree – right beside where a large branch was removed.

Marrickville Council has given notice that they intend to remove two street trees in Stanmore.

Tree number 1:  Narrow Leafed Peppermint (Eucalyptus nicholii) outside 23 Bruce Street Stanmore.

Council gives the following reasons –

  • “The tree is in poor structural condition.
  • Multiple branch failures recorded.
  • Spiral wound seam formation down main stem resulting from torsional & twisting wind loading.
  • Associated fungal fruiting body.
  • Fracture & subsidence of upper primary branch.
  • The tree presents an unacceptable risk to the public and property.”

Council says they intend to replace this tree with a Yellowwood (Podocarpus falcatus) during the 2012-2013 replacement tree-planting program.

Tree number 2:  Narrow Leafed Black Peppermint (Eucalyptus nicholii) outside 24 Temple Street Stanmore.

Council gives the following reasons –

  • “The tree is in poor structural condition due to mechanical damage above codominant stem union with associated fungal fruiting body.
  • The tree presents an unacceptable risk to the public and property.”

Council says they intend to replace this tree with a Water Gum (Tristaniopsis laurina) during the 2012-2013 replacement tree-planting program.

Neither tree had a Notification of Removal sign on them.  This is not usual practice by Marrickville Council.

 The deadline for submissions is Friday 14th December 2012.  I will not be putting in a submission for either tree.

The Temple Street tree has also been literally chopped in half for powerlines.  It is the taller tree marked by the red arrow.

The Temple Street tree has also had large branches removed for powerlines. It is the taller tree marked by the red arrow.

Fruiting body in the Temple Street tree.

Fruiting body in the Temple Street tree.

 

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