A local father was out having a walk with his little boy when they came across the Illawarra Road street tree.  When his son saw what was left of the tree he looked & said, "A broken tree."  You can tell that he is quite taken aback with what he is looking at.

A local father was out having a walk with his little boy when they came across the Illawarra Road street tree. When his son saw what was left of the tree he looked & said, “A broken tree.” You can tell that he is quite taken aback with what he is looking at.  Thank you for sending me this photo 🙂

Marrickville Council has given post-notification of an emergency street tree removal at 265-273 Illawarra Road Marrickville.   Council says the Small leaf lilly pilly (Acmena smithii) was removed for the following reasons –

  • “Damaged due to strong winds.
  • Failed codominant stem union resulted in a shear split down the centre of trunk.
  • The subject tree presented an unacceptable risk to the public & property.”

Council say they intend to replace this street tree during the 2013 planting season.

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