This tree has lost most of its bark & is struggling to survive.

Tree number one has lost most of its bark & is struggling to survive.

Marrickville Council has given notice that they intend to remove 2 Weeping Bottlebrush  (Callistemon viminalis) in Park Road Sydenham outside Sydenham Green.   Council gave the following reason for removal –

  • “Two trees have been ring barked in an act of vandalism & are dying/ dead.”

They say they will replace them with 2 Brush Box trees (Lophostemon confertus) during 2013 planting season.

It was sad to see these trees.  They have lost most of their bark, yet both are producing re-growth.  I cannot work out why these trees were vandalized.  They do not impede on a view or on the streetscape in any way.

I love that Council are planting Brush Box trees as they are a substantially sized tree that will green up the street as well as proving shade.  They are also great for wildlife.

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

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

Tree two is also in a very bad state.

Tree number two is also in a very bad state.

A close-up of tree number one.

A close-up of tree number one.

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