A couple of weeks ago a friend & I tackled 4 streets in Petersham that had many trees proposed for removal as a result of the Tree Inventory.   As the streets were close together, they seemed a good choice.  The streets were John, Albert, Denning & Marshall.  The following photos are the trees on the removal list in John Street Petersham.  I will do the other streets in later posts.

The trees up for removal in John Street were outside numbers: 17, 19, 21 (x 2 trees), 23, 29 (x 2 trees), 46-48, 49, 59 & 251 (x 2 trees) – total 12 trees.   We could not find the 2 trees at the address 251 John Street as there was no such street number.  The photos of the trees up for removal are below.

I wonder how many of these were included in the Tree Inventory.

17 John Street:  I wonder how many of these were included in the Tree Inventory.

 

19 John Street:  The proposed loss of this tree was very distressing to my friend as it is the home of a Tawny Frogmouth.  The tree leans, though I doubt that would be a reason for removal in Sydney's North Shore suburbs.  It has some dieback & unfortunately, has caused damage to the footpath.

19 John Street: The proposed loss of this tree was very distressing to my friend as it is the home of a Tawny Frogmouth. The tree leans (exaggerated with wide-angle camera lens), though I doubt that would be a reason for removal in Sydney’s North Shore suburbs as I have seen street trees with much greater lean on similar sized streets. It has some dieback & unfortunately, has caused damage to the footpath & a crack to a brick boundary fence.

21 John Street:  A Maple & a Gum tree on on the removal list.  Both trees have major dieback.

21 John Street: A Maple & a Gum tree on on the removal list. Both trees have major dieback.

23 John Street:  It has leaves, but is on the way out.

23 John Street: It has leaves, but is on the way out.  It looks better from below & my friend thought its removal would be a loss.

We couldn't find what was wrong with the tree on the left. The tree on the right was tied up & could never grow into what it should become.

We couldn’t find what was wrong with the tree on the left. The tree on the right was tied up & could never grow into what it should become. See photo below.  There are no powerlines here so there is potential for at least one large tree.

29 John Street:  We couldn't find what was wrong with the tree on the left. The tree on the right was tied up & could never grow into what it should become.

29 John Street:  This tree was tied up while it was a sapling.

46-48 John Street.  There were 3 young street trees here & 2 extra ag pipes where trees once stood. As there appears to be nothing wrong with these trees it looks like the tree has already been removed.

46-48 John Street. There were 3 young street trees here & 2 extra ag pipes where trees once stood. As there appears to be nothing wrong with these trees it looks like the tree marked on the list has already been removed.

Second tree outside 46-48 John Street

Second tree outside 46-48 John Street

Third tree outside 46-48 John Street.

Third tree outside 46-48 John Street.

No 49 John Street - I could see why this tree is on the list.  It has dieback & leans.  My friends asked why could it not have the dieback pruned & see how it responds.

49 John Street – I could see why this tree is on the list. It has dieback & leans, though my wide angle camera lens has exaggerated the lean. My friend asked why could it not be pruned & see how it responds.

No 59 John Street.  We couldn't find what was wrong with this Prunus.  There was another a couple of doors down that looked worse than this one & it is not on the removal list.

59 John Street. We couldn’t find what was wrong with this Prunus. There was one more a couple of doors down that looked worse than this one & one across the street. Neither are on the removal list.

 

 

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