What a loss. You can see the massive trunk.

What a loss. You can see the massive trunk.

Marrickville Council have given “post notification of emergency street tree removal” at of a Brush Box (Lophostemon confertus ) at the Addison Road entry to Enmore Park.  The tree was removed 15th March 2013.

Council gave the following reasons for removal –

  • “The tree was identified to have extensive damage from borer & decay from white rot at a major branch junction. Treatment of the borer & rot was not feasible as the extent of damage was too widespread with approx. 50% of the canopy dead as a result.
  • Important structural wood had been removed (from a ground level to approx 3m) by the decay & a major limb overhanging one of the main entries to the park was at high risk of failure.”

I am happy to say that Council will replace this tree with another Brush Box (Lophostemon confertus) within the next 4-weeks using advanced stock (200L).