This is such a lovely tree. You can see the size of the street trees on each side.

This is such a lovely tree. You can see the size of the street trees on each side.

Another angle taken from the footpath.

Another angle taken from the footpath.

Marrickville Council has given notice that they intend to remove a Narrow Leaved peppermint (Eucalyptus nicholii) outside 21 Eltham Street Dulwich Hill.

They have given the following reasons –

  • “Bracket fungal bodies observed in basal flare & codominant stem at 6 metres above roadside.
  • Mechanical wound to codominant stem with internal decay.
  • The tree has outgrown the planted location.
  • The tree poses an unacceptable risk to property & to the public.”

Council says they will replace this tree the 2013-2014 planting season & the species will be chosen by the Street Tree Master Plan.

This tree is lovely & such an asset to the street & to local biodiversity.  It’s a shame that it has been beset by so many problems.

It has bracket fungus on its roots – something I have not seen before.  It also has a large wound to the trunk, which looks like it was caused by a vehicle.   For such a large tree it has done well keeping itself compact at ground level & not affecting the footpath or fence.

While I was there the tree was filled with birds & lots of little lizards were sunning themselves on its trunk.  This tree offers much to support biodiversity to the area.

I will not be putting in a submission.  The deadline for submissions is Monday 16th September 2013.

Bracket fungus on a root which has been sent over the kerb.  Clever tree to do that.  There is another bracket fungus at ground level, plus more higher up in one of the truncks.

Bracket fungus on a root which has been sent over the kerb. Clever tree to do that, though it looks like someone has tried to cut off this root.  There is another bracket fungus at ground level, plus more higher up in one of the truncks.

Little lizards call this tree home.  This lot found the sticky tape an excellent place to sun themselves.

Little lizards call this tree home. This lot found the sticky tape an excellent place to sun themselves.

This Red Wattle bird was hopping all over the canopy while I was there.

This Red Wattle bird was hopping all over through canopy while I was there.

Showing the mechanical damage to the trunk

Showing the mechanical damage to the trunk.

 

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