Marrickville Council has given notice of the intention to remove a White Cedar (Melia azedarach) from “inside” Petersham Park, Petersham.

Council gave the following reasons for removal –

  • “Tree is in a state of decline with extensive internal decay and damage from borer.
  • Tree has recently dropped large branches and poses a risk to public safety.”

They say they will replace with a Cape Chestnut (Calodendrum capense), but not when they will do this.