Such a shame as it has vigorous growth & is covered in fruit.

Such a shame as it has vigorous growth & is covered in fruit.

Marrickville Council has given notice that they intend to remove a Port Jackson Fig (Ficus rubiginosa) inside Enmore Park at Victoria Road frontage.

Council gives the following reasons for removal –

  • “Tree has extensive internal decay.
  • Subsidence split to a major limb.
  • Tree failed a Resistograph test (over 70% internal decay)
  • Two independent Arborist reports recommend removal.
  • Tree poses a risk to public safety.
  • High target area.”

Council says they will replace with another Port Jackson Fig, but not when they will do this.

This tree was on the original list for removal, but Council decided to investigate to see if it was suitable for bracing.  Then the decay was discovered.

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

closer look

closer look

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