Marrickville Council has given notice of their intention to remove a Lombardy Poplar (Populus nigra var. ‘Italica’) in Camperdown Park, Camperdown.
Council gives the following reasons for removal –
- “Tree is leaning with major rootplate lifting and signs of wind throw.
- Tree is in a state of decline with signs of internal decay.
- Tree poses a risk to public safety.
- Tree is causing damage to public infrastructure.”
Council says that the replacement tree species will be determined during the Camperdown Park upgrade.
I hope the replacement is another Poplar to keep the line of this species in this location.
The deadline for submissions is Tuesday 28th October 2014. I will not be putting in a submission.