A Jacaranda has soil from around it removed & its roots cut & left exposed.  The arrows show two of the roots.

A Jacaranda has soil from around it removed & its roots cut & left exposed. The arrows show two of the roots.  Photo supplied by local resident with thanks. 

Much to the extreme disappointment of the community, the beginning of the destruction of the Jacaranda trees at Arlington Recreation Reserve has started & that’s before the project of laying synthetic turf is completed.

The community has repeatedly drawn Council’s attention to these much loved trees believing they have been placed at risk.  Despite all assurances, the trees have been sitting in puddles from daily washing of the trucks on site.  On the 17th June 2014 photos were taken of the smallest Jacaranda.   A significant amount of soil had been removed from around the tree & some roots had been cut & left exposed.  I doubt this will do the tree much good.

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