Eucalyptus sideroxylon opposite 24 Browns Avenue Enmore.  This tree is included in Marrickville Council’s audit list of street trees proposed for removal.

Eucalyptus sideroxylon opposite 24 Browns Avenue Enmore.

Marrickville Council has given notice that they intend to remove two street trees in Browns Avenue Enmore.

Tree number 1: Red Ironbark (Eucalyptus sideroxylon) opposite 24 Browns Avenue Enmore.  This tree is included in Marrickville Council’s audit list of street trees proposed for removal.

They give the following reasons –

  • “Tree has significant borer damage & internal decay.
  • Tree is structurally compromised & leans towards private property.”

Council says they will replace with a Rough Barked Apple (Angophora floribunda) during 2013 planting season.

The tree is obviously on its way out.

Tree number 2:   a Red Ironbark (Eucalyptus sideroxylon) outside 28 Browns Avenue Enmore.  This tree is included in Marrickville Council’s audit list of street trees proposed for removal.

They give the following reasons –

  • “Tree has significant borer & mechanical damage to the trunk.
  • Tree is structurally compromised.”

Council says they will replace with a Rough Barked Apple (Angophora floribunda) during 2013 planting season.

The tree has obvious damage.  The canopy of this tree spills beautifully over the street, so it will be a big loss to the streetscape.

I appreciate that Council used sticky tape instead of nails to fix the notification of removal signs to both trees.

Submissions can be sent to Marrickville Council at council@marrickville.nsw.gov.au or phone to speak to the Tree Asset Officer on 8595 2434.

As per Marrickville Council’s new way of working there is no consultation period or invitation for submissions.  They say you can telephone the Council’s Tree Asset Officer – 8595 2434 – during normal office hours if you wish to discuss the tree removal.   I am against removing the previous system of community consultation.  See – http://bit.ly/YiHoHt

Eucalyptus sideroxylon outside 28 Browns Avenue Enmore.  It's a beautiful tree.

Eucalyptus sideroxylon outside 28 Browns Avenue Enmore. It’s a beautiful tree.  The tree on the far left is also being removed.

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