Street trees on New Canterbury Road Dulwich Hill

Street trees on New Canterbury Road Dulwich Hill

At the Marrickville Council Meeting of the 20th November 2012 the ‘Tree Management: Inventory, Master Plan & Policy Framework’ was debated.  You can read about this Meeting & the outcome here – http://bit.ly/TfbwnW

In that meeting Marrickville Council was seeking permission to chop down 1,590 street trees that were dead, dying or nearing their Safe Useful Life Expectancy as identified by the recently completed Tree Inventory.  You can read a summary of the Tree Inventory here – http://bit.ly/PURYpe

For tonight’s Council Meeting of 4th December 2012 Clrs Ellsmore & Phillips put a ‘Question on Notice’ to Council.  It reads,  Of the 1590 street trees identified for removal in the Street Tree Audit Report, in relation to each individual tree, what is the:

  1.   Location, including street number, suburb & ward;
  2.   Species;
  3.   Approximate height & size of the canopy;
  4.  Reason for the proposed removal;
  5.  Maintenance options other than removal investigated;
  6.  Any other information provided to Council through the recent tree audit.” 

This information is very important for the community to know & to have access to.  It is our urban forest & the removal of 1,590 street trees, many of them taller trees, will have a substantial impact on the streetscapes of Marrickville LGA.   Many streets will lose multiple street trees.

Relevant also is that every year Marrickville Council usually plants on average between 430-500 new trees per year.  The planned tree loss is equal to or more than 3-years tree planting.

Already 47% of the urban forest of Marrickville municipality has been lost.  It is not a certainty that the replacement trees will survive.  As yet, Marrickville Council has nothing more in place to increase the survival rates of new tree plantings than watering twice a week for 12-weeks.  After this short period the tree has to survive on its own.

Most of the trees to be removed in the list supplied by Council are grouped in suburbs, but many others are scattered around the document.  I have tried my best to find all the trees & have listed the streets in alphabetical order for easier viewing.  Although I have checked, there are bound to be mistakes.  The original document can be downloaded here –  http://www.marrickville.nsw.gov.au/BridgeDownload/ITEM+21+ATTACHMENT+2+-+EXTRACT+FROM+STREET+TREE+INVENTORY+PREPARED+BY+HOMEWOOD+CONSULTING.PDF?s=2120557471,docID=78893.12

For brevity I have not included the species or the height of the trees to be removed.  This information, plus more can be found in the above document.  I have listed the street, followed by the house number the tree is nearest, finishing with the total number of street trees to be removed from that street in bold.  At some addresses, more than one street tree will be removed.  These are in brackets.

For the suburb of Dulwich Hill the following street trees are marked for removal.   –

  • Abergeldie Street:  13, 36, 39, 48, 76 –  5 trees
  • Arlington Street: 9, 46 – 2 trees
  • Beach Road:  27, 28, 43, 185 – 4 trees
  • Blairgowrie Street:  167, 169 – 2 trees
  • Cannonbury Grove:  22, 26, 34, 37, 38, 52, 54, 57, 76 – 9 trees
  • Challis Avenue:  17, 21, 23, 28, 36 – 5 trees
  • Channel Street:  8,10, 14 – 3 trees
  • Clargo Street:  1, 4, 14 – 3 trees
  • Cobar Street:  8, 18 – 2 trees
  • Consett Street:  42 – 1 tree
  • Constitution Road:  137, 139, 147, 151 – 4 trees  40
  • Davis Street:  6, 8, 79 – 3 trees
  • Denison Road:  115-117, 133 (x 3 trees), 151, 168, 219, corner New Canterbury Road – 8 trees
  • Dixson Avenue: 7, 31, 32, 36, 53, 285 – 6 trees
  • Dulwich Street:  38 – 1 tree
  • Durham Street:   2, 9, 13, 15, 19, 23, 26 – 7 trees 65
  • Elizabeth Avenue: 21, 25, 33 – 3 trees
  • Eltham Street:  17, 21 – 2 trees
  • Ewart Street:  78, 99 – 2 trees
  • Frazer Street:  32, 38, 41, 44 – 4 trees
  • Garnet Street:  15 – 1 tree
  • Gelding Street:  2, 15 – 2 trees
  • Grove Street:  31, 74 (x 2 trees) – 3 trees  82
  • Herbert Street:  8, 16 – 2 trees
  • Hercules Street:  80, 90, 94 – 3 trees
  • Hill Street:  2, 10 (x 2 trees) – 3 trees
  • Hugh Avenue:  17, 28 – 2 trees
  • Jesmond Avenue: 4, 5, 18, 22 – 4 trees
  • Johnson Avenue:  5 (x 2 trees), 6 – 3 trees
  • Kays Avenue West:  25 – 1 tree
  • Keith Street:  14, 20 – 2 trees
  • Kintore Street:  cnr Hercules, 34 – 2 trees
  • Kroombit Street:  8 – 1 tree
  • Loftus Street:  1-15 – 1 tree
  • Lincoln Street:  9 – 1 tree  107
  • Macarthur Parade:  12, 13, 21, 35, 52 – 5 trees
  • Maddock Street: 11, 12 – 2 trees
  • Manchester Street:  13, 17, 19, 21, 38 – 5 trees
  • Margaret Street: 201 – 1 tree
  • Marrickville Road:  489, 475-477 – 2 trees
  • May Street: 6, 14 – 2 trees
  • Myra Road: 42 – 1 tree
  • Ness Avenue:  12, 31 – 2 trees
  • New Canterbury Road: Cnr Loftus Street, 363, 379A, 381, 387, 512 – 6 trees
  • Old Canterbury Road:  47, 175, cnr Weston Street (x 7 trees), 277, 313, 323, 329, 343 – 14 trees   147
  • Piggot Street:  27 – 1 tree
  • Pile Street:  5, 9, 14, 24, 50 – 5 trees
  • Riverside Crescent:  2 – 1 tree
  • Rosedale Street:  1, 3, 7, 9, 52 – 5 trees
  • Ross Street: 3, 12, 16 – 3 trees
  • The Boulevard: 69 – 1 tree C
  • The Parade: Fig tree on corner, 32 – 2 trees
  • Tennyson Street:  5, 26 – 2 trees
  • Terrace Road:  63 – 1 tree
  • Terry Road:  13, 89 (x 2 trees) – 3 trees
  • Union Lane:  49 – 1 tree
  • Union Street:  2, 9, 12, 32A, 689 – 5 trees  177
  • Victoria Street:  2, 3 (x 2 trees), 104, 124, 134, 135, 136, 159, 161 (x 2 trees),167, 171, 177, 183 – 15 trees
  • Wardell Road:  111, 135, 141, 155A, 151-153, 212, 215, 227, 266 – 9 trees
  • Western Street:  36, 62 (x 2 trees), 77 – 4 trees
  • Wilga Avenue:  1 – 1 tree
  • Windsor Road: 32, 34, 38, 43, 52, 75, 103A, 109A, 119, 149 – 10 trees
  • Yule Street:  6, 25, 26, 37, 55 – 5 trees

TOTAL:  221 STREET TREES TO BE REMOVED IN DULWICH HILL

I’m happy to change this is my total is incorrect.  Still to come – Camperdown, Enmore, Marrickville, St Peters, Tempe, Sydenham, Lewisham, Stanmore, Petersham & Newtown.

The intersection at Ewart Street Dulwich Hill has had a makeover recently & looks pretty good.

The roundabout at Ewart Street Dulwich Hill has had a makeover recently & looks pretty good.

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