Lovely old Poplar to be removed.  Unfortunately it is leaning.

Lovely old Poplar to be removed. Unfortunately it is leaning.

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.

The lean is more obvious on the other side

The lean is more obvious on the other side

Close-up

Close-up

Showing the lower section of this tree.

Showing the lower section of this tree.

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