Marrickville Council has given notice of the following emergency tree removals.

Six dead Poplars were left in Mahoney Reserve to develop holes as habitat for wildlife.

Six dead Poplars were left in Mahoney Reserve to develop holes as habitat for wildlife.

Tree 1:  Small leaf lilly pilly (Acmena smithii) outside 265-273 Illawarra Road Marrickville.

Council gave the following reasons for removal –

  • 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 says they intend to replace this street tree during the 2013 planting season.

Trees 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7:  6 x Cottonwood (Populus deltoids) at Mahoney Reserve Marrickville South.

Council gave the following reasons for removal –

  • Dead trees with extensive basal decay & borer damage.
  • The trees presented an unacceptable risk to public safety.

Council says they intend to replace during 2013 Planting Season.  The removal of these trees is disappointing as they were intentionally left to provide habitat for wildlife.

Mountains of woodchip are all that remain of these majestic trees in Mahoney Reserve.

Mountains of woodchip are all that remain of these once majestic trees in Mahoney Reserve.

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