Three days ago a local resident wrote to me about a Fig tree removal from a property in Hutchinson Street St Peters.  Apparently this tree was very popular with the flying foxes during the summer months.  Now another food source for them has gone.

The resident went to work when work had started on the tree wondering whether it was it just being pruned.  They came home to find the tree gone.

“What’s most frustrating isn’t that they’ve removed a beautiful tree from an otherwise barren landscape & now that it’s gone, there’s really nothing that can be done to replace it.”

There are quite a number of apartments in this area & this tree offered a bit of green in their view, which consists mostly of roofs, walls & other hard surfaces.

We are losing our big trees at a rate of knots across Marrickville LGA.  I think this is terribly sad for both the wildlife & for people & I can’t help but wonder whether the removal of this tree needed to happen at all.

Here is the Fig tree being worked on in the morning

Here is the Fig tree being worked on in the morning.  The tree is taller than the 3-storey building.  Photo by resident with thanks.

Here is what the resident returned home to at the end of the day.  Photo by resident with thanks.

Here is what the resident returned home to at the end of the day. What a sad view.  Photo by resident with thanks.

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