A Tallow Wood (Eucalyptus microcorys) outside number 37 Edwin Street Tempe to be removed.

A Tallow Wood (Eucalyptus microcorys) in Edwin Street Tempe to be removed.  Edwin Street has wonderfully large verges.

Marrickville Council has given notice that they intend to remove a Tallow Wood (Eucalyptus microcorys) outside number 37 Edwin Street Tempe.

Council gives the following reasons for removal –

  • “Tree had a significant limb failure due to high winds & an included branch junction (poor branch attachment) & is now unsafe due to a large exposed wound & lack of structural wood to support the upper canopy.
  • Many upper branches have borer damage & are also included & are susceptible to failure.”
Showing the branch that fell

Showing the branch that fell

Council says they will replace with another Tallow Wood (Eucalyptus microcorys) during 2013 planting season.

This tree was not included in the list of proposed street trees for removal for Tempe in the recent Tree Inventory.

The tree lost a branch leaving a large hole essentially halving the trunk. This means that the top half of the tree is not sufficiently supported & this is easy to see.  There is also a large area of visible borer damage in the upper trunk.   I will not be writing a submission.

The deadline for any written submission ends on Friday 5th April 2013 – council@marrickville.nsw.gov.au

Showing the wound where the branch where the branch failed.  The hole is quite deep & leaves the upper part of the tree on an unstable base.

Showing the wound where the branch where the branch failed. The hole is quite deep & leaves the upper part of the tree on an unstable base.

Showing deep borer damage in the upper trunk.  You can see through the trunk if you stand in the right place.

Showing deep borer damage in the upper trunk. You can see through a hole in the trunk if you stand in the right place.

 

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