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.