The arrow points to the street tree to be removed. As you can see, it is the best in Westbourke Street.

The arrow points to the street tree to be removed. As you can see, it is the best in Westbourke Street.

Marrickville Council has given notice that they intend to remove 2 street trees in Stanmore.

Tree number 1:  Chinese Tallowood (Sapium sebiferum) at Westbourke Street, adjacent 48 Charles Street.

Council gives the following reasons for removal –

  • The tree is causing significant damage to the adjacent building which cannot be over come by any reasonable or practical means other than removal.
  • The tree presents an unacceptable risk to the private property.

Council says they will replace this tree with a Crepe Myrtle (Lagerstroemia Sp.) during the 2012-2013 replacement tree-planting program.

As I drove down Westbourke Street I admired a lovely tree that cascaded across the street.  Of course, the tree up for removal turned out to be this tree.  It is entirely unsuitable for the location & sad as it is, I agree that it needs to go.  The roots are large & head straight into the property 1-metre away.  I will not be putting in a submission.

Tree number 2:  Black Locust (Robinia pseudoacacia) at the rear of 14 Alfred Street Stanmore (public reserve).  I could not locate an Alfred Street in Stanmore.  There is one in Marrickville & one in St Peters.  Therefore I did not go & look at this tree.

Council gives the following reasons for removal –

  • The tree exhibits poor form & structural condition as a result of extensive wood decay & borer damage throughout the trunk.
  • The tree is poorly located & is likely to be a sucker from a neighbouring tree of the same species.
  • It presents an unacceptable risk to the public & property.

The Deadline for submissions for both trees ends on Friday 11th January 2013.

Westbourke Street tree to be removed.

Westbourke Street tree to be removed.

Showing the roots.

Showing the roots.

 

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