Close-up showing decay in the trunk & epicormic growth

Close-up showing decay in the trunk & epicormic growth

Marrickville Council has given notification to remove a Small Leaved Peppermint (Eucalyptus nichollii) outside 31 Morgan Street, Petersham.

Council gives the following reasons for removal –

  • “Tree has extensive trunk decay & a structural compromised co-dominant trunk.
  • Tree presents an unacceptable risk to infrastructure & public safety.
  • Previously identified for removal in the 2012 Street Tree Inventory.”

They say they will replace this tree, during the 2013-2014 planting season (species to be determined by Street Tree Master Plan).”

This section of Morgan Street is a lovely little spot with tall closely planted street trees & an island to close the road that is filled with tall Lily Pilly trees & Clivias planted underneath. The poor tree up for removal is a mess.  Decay & insect invasion is obvious from where branches have been pruned higher up the trunk.  I am pleased Council intends to replace this tree so that the leafy feel of this section of Morgan Street can continue.

I also thank Council for using sticky tape to fix the sign to the tree.

I will not be putting in a submission.  The deadline for submissions is Friday 16th August 2013council@marrickville.nsw.gov.au

The tree up for removal is in the centre of the photo.

The tree up for removal is in the centre of the photo.  It’s lovely to see such tall street trees

The street is blocked by this island. While I think that the striped signs are unnecessary as the trees & the white poles are enough to alert drivers, I think the whole island looks great & also benefits wildlife.

The street is blocked by this island. While I think that the black & white striped signs are unnecessary as the large tall trees & the white poles are enough to alert drivers, I think the whole island looks great.  It improves livability for people & also benefits wildlife.

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