What a loss. You can see the massive trunk.

What a loss. You can see the massive trunk.  Thanks to the resident who allowed me to use this photo. You know who you are.

Yesterday I received an email informing me that Marrickville Council chopped down a large tree, thought to be a Brush Box, from Enmore Park.  The tree stood at the Victoria Road entrance to Enmore Park, opposite Addison Road, so it is one of the highly visible trees in the park.

Those removing the tree said that it, had a fungus, was rotten & split in the middle.”

I find it interesting that this tree was not included in the list of trees proposed for removal as a result of the recent Tree Inventory. See – http://bit.ly/STufHw

Neither was this tree listed in the notifications of tree removal on Council’s website as is their usual procedure.  Council has notified the community regarding tree removals in parks before, including two trees in Enmore Park.

Perhaps the tree was an extreme danger to the community & Council will inform the community ‘post removal.’

Apparently the stump has been painted pink. I can only assume this is a chemical to prevent regrowth & that Council have done this because they don’t intend to remove the stump for a while.  If this is the case, then there will not be a replacement tree planted for a while either.

This photo shows most of the matching tree on the left side of the entrance gate with the tree removal in process on the right.

This photo shows most of the matching tree on the left side of the entrance with the tree removal in process on the right.   Thank you to the resident who allowed me to use this photo.

Another view.

Another view.  Thank you to the resident who allowed me to use this photo.

 

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