It feels quite empty in this section of Jarvie Park now.  The child gives an idea of the size of the trunk.

It feels quite empty in this section of Jarvie Park now. The child gives an idea of the size of the trunk.

Marrickville Coucil has given ‘post notification’ emergency tree removal of a Port Jackson Fig (Ficus rubiginosa) at Jarvie Park Marrickville for the following reasons –

  • “The tree had a major branch (approx 40% of tree canopy) failure during a high wind event.
  • The remaining tree was structurally unsound & not viable for retention.”

Council says they will replace with an 800L Moreton Bay Fig  (Ficus macrophylla) in during 2013 planting season.

What a shame.  This was a seriously beautiful tree & its loss has left a big hole in the park.  I am glad that Council is replacing with another Fig tree of an advanced size.  May the new Fig tree go on to live a very long incident-free life.

The stump - it is a big one.

The stump – it is a big one.

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