Southern Blue Gum to be removed marked by 3 red dots.

Southern Blue Gum to be removed marked by 3 red dots.

Marrickville Council has given notice that they intend to remove a Southern Blue Gum (Eucalyptus globulus subsp. Bicostata) inside Camdenville Park at the May Street frontage.

Tree species: Eucalyptus globulus subsp. bicostata (Southern Blue Gum)

Council gives the following reasons for removal –

  • “Tree is over mature and in decline.
  • Large bracket fungus observed in two locations.
  • Resonance testing indicates internal decay.
  • Tree poses a risk to public safety.
  • High target area.”

Council says the replacement tree species is to be determined by the Camdenville Park Master Plan.

The tree is located next to the playground.  It has two large bracket fungus.

This will make four mature tree removals in this line of trees at Camdenville Park.  The trees are quite unique in that I have not recognised others planted in parks across Marrickville municipality.  It would be good if this species were planted again, as they are exceptionally beautiful, large, tall growing trees.

The deadline for submissions is Friday 14th March 2014.  I will not be putting in a submission.

Bread plate size bracket fungus on trunk

Bread plate size bracket fungus on trunk

bracket fungus at base of trunk

bracket fungus at base of trunk

 

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