Two new Red Flowering Gums replacing 7 vandalised trees.

Two new Red Flowering Gums replacing 7 vandalised trees.  The other is beside the driveway.

In August 2010 I wrote about street tree vandalism in Davis Street Dulwich Hill.  Marrickville Council had planted a row of 13 Red Flowering gum trees alongside two properties.

Seven trees were poisoned alongside one property with what smelt like petrol.  The remaining six trees planted alongside another property were untouched.

I was pleased to see that Council has replaced at least two trees in the section that lost seven trees.  There may have been more trees replaced, but to see two street trees surviving in this location is great.

Street trees benefit the whole community & I am aware that there was much distress & anger from locals when the original vandalism occurred.   Most people want their neighbourhood to look good & street trees are an integral part of making this happen.

I thank Council for not giving up in this location.  Two street trees are better than none.

This section of six Red Flowering gums is looking great & all ready to burst into flower. These trees are not fast growing.

This section of six Red Flowering gums is looking great & all are ready to burst into flower. These trees are not fast growing & I think perfect for planting under powerlines.

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