Poplar to be removed.

Red dot shows the Poplar to be removed.

Bottom of the Poplar.  I thank Council for the trouble they took to use sticky tape to attach the Notification of Removal sign.

Bottom of the Poplar. I thank Council for the trouble they took to use sticky tape to attach the Notification of Removal sign.

Marrickville Council has given notice that they intend to remove two trees located inside Camperdown Oval, Camperdown.

Tree number 1: Lombardy poplar (Populus nigra ‘Italica’).

Council gives the following reasons for removal –

  • “Extensive internal decay at base.
  • Canopy dieback.
  • Unacceptable risk to public.”

They say they will replace this tree with a Lone pine (Pinus halepensis), which will be planted prior to Anzac Day 2015.

Tree number 2: Swamp Mahogany (Eucalyptus robusta).

Council gives the following reasons for removal –

  • “Basal wounding and internal decay.
  • Canopy dieback.
  • Unacceptable level of risk to public.”

They say they will replace this tree with a Forest Red Gum (Eucalyptus tereticornis) in the current 2014–2015 tree-planting program.

The deadline for submissions for both trees is Friday 27th June 2014.   I will not be putting in a submission for either tree.

Swamp mahogany to be removed

Swamp mahogany to be removed

Base of Swamp mahogany

Base of Swamp mahogany showing the decay & damage.

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