A lovely healthy tree in Charles Street Petersham

A lovely healthy tree in Charles Street Petersham causing infrastructure damage.

Two large roots growing underneath the house

Two large roots growing underneath the house. Close-up photo below.

Marrickville Council has given notification that they intend to remove 2 trees in Petersham.

Tree number 1:  a Chinese Tallowwood (Sapium sebiferum) outside 44 Charles Street Petersham.  Council gives the following reasons for removal –

  • “Tree is causing significant damage to private property & public infrastructure.
  • The damage &/or possible future damage to private property cannot be overcome by any practical means.”

Council says they will replace with a Crepe Myrtle (Lagerstroemia indica) during 2013 planting season.

Unfortunately this tree has two large roots travelling directly underneath the house.  It has caused a couple of cracks to the brickwork of the porch.

Of interest, this tree is regarded as a ‘weed of local significance’ in neighbouring Leichhardt Council.  It is also included in the Regional Weed Management for Sydney by NSW Department of Primary Industries.  I have noticed these as street trees in many of the surrounding streets.

Tree number 2:  a Jacaranda (Jacarand minosifolia) outside 15 McRae Street Petersham.  Council gives the following reason for removal –

  • “Tree is dead & poses a risk to public safety.”

Council says they will replace with a Tallowwood (Eucalyptus microcorys) during 2013 planting season.

Sadly the Jacaranda tree is dying.  I thank Council for using sticky tape to fix the notification of removal signs to both the trees.

The deadline for submissions for both trees ends Friday 26th April 2013.  I will not be sending in a submission.   council@marrickville.nsw.gov.au

Jacaranda to be removed in McRae Street Petersham.

Jacaranda to be removed in McRae Street Petersham.

This pooor tree is desperately trying to survive.  Most of its canopy is dead.

This pooor tree is desperately trying to survive. Most of the canopy is dead.

Showing a couple of cracks from the tree root in Charles Street Petersham

Showing a couple of cracks from the tree root in Charles Street Petersham

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