This is a beautiful Fig tree.  It would be a shame to lose it.

This is a beautiful Fig tree. It would be a shame to lose it.

Side view. The erosion has reached the canopy edge.

Side view. The erosion has reached past the canopy edge.

One of the old Fig trees on the point at Tempe Reserve is being badly affected by erosion.  The stabilization works on the riverbank failed here with significant areas removed by river movement & high tides.  The deeper roots of the Fig tree are visible & some have even turned backwards, obviously not liking bracken water.

Marrickville Council would have been informed of this as part of the Tree Inventory completed in November 2012.  The tree will die if nothing is done to repair the riverbank.  This would be a great loss.

1st October 2013:  I have learnt from Marrickville Council that the Tree Inventory did not include trees in parks.  Therefore, I cannot say that Council will know of this particular tree issue.

Erosion with fig tree roots

Erosion with fig tree roots

Fig tree roots turning back

Fig tree roots turning back

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