It appears that one of these trees in Stanley Street is up for removal.

It appears that one of these trees in Stanley Street is up for removal.

Marrickville Council has given notice of their intention to remove a Narrow-leafed Peppermint (Eucalyptus nichollii) opposite 160–164 Livingstone Road Marrickville.

Council gives the following reasons for removal –

  • “Tree is causing significant damage to public infrastructure.
  • Tree is in a state of decline with extensive internal decay and damage from termites.
  • Tree poses a risk to public safety.”

Council says they will replace with a Red Ash (Fraxinus pennsylvanica), but not when they will do this.

Red ash is native to eastern & central North America. This tree is deciduous & has conical upright growth to 15-metres. The dark green leaves turn a deep bronze in autumn.  Although hardy, it is not a long-lived tree.

Opposite 160–164 Livingstone Road are Watergums, so I am pretty sure Council is referring to one of the two trees in Stanley Street. The tree to be removed does not have a Notification of Removal sign on it.

The deadline for any submissions is tomorrow, Friday 10th October 2014.

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