Dead tree Camdenville Psrk St Peters.

Tree number one at Camdenville Park St Peters.

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

Tree number 1:  a Blue Gum  (Eucalyptus bicostata).  Council gives the following reason for removal –

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

Unfortunately this tree is very dead.

Tree number 2:  a Blue Gum  (Eucalyptus bicostata).  Council gives the following reason for removal –

  • “Tree is in a state of decline with extensive epicormic growth & previous damage from borer.
  • Tree poses a risk to public safety.”

This tree is on its way out with obvious areas of borer damage & a canopy in decline.

Both trees will be replaced with two Blue Gums  (Eucalyptus bicostata), though Council does not indicate when these trees will be planted.

I am very happy that the same species will be used as replacement trees as the Blue Gums here are spectacular trees.  They are large & grand with big trunks.  Their canopy cascades, creating great shade. Their leaves are the longest Gum leaf I have ever seen with the average length being around 30cms (12 inches).  It would be great to see these trees in other parks around Marrickville LGA.

In November 2011 Marrickville Council removed another large tree next to these two trees.   I assume it was also a Blue Gum as there is a whole row of this species of tree in this location of the park.  This tree was not replaced, so it would be good if Council could replace this tree when they replace the other two they are about to remove.  Three trees removed & three trees replaced.  See – http://bit.ly/tDXtAo

I thank Council for using sticky tape to fix the notification of removal signs to the trees.

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

Tree number two - a shadow of the healthy Blue gum trees beside it.

Tree number two – a shadow of the healthy Blue gum trees futher down.

The ramaining row of spectacular Blue Gums in Camdenville Park.

The remaining row of spectacular Blue Gums in Camdenville Park.

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