Galah feasting on Dandelion flowers in Sydenham Green.

Galah feasting on Dandelions in Sydenham Green.

Marrickville Council has given post-notification of the removal of two street trees in Marrickville.

Tree number 1:  A Brittle gum (Eucalyptis mannifera) outside 17 Premier Street Marrickville.

Council gave the following reasons for removal –

  • “Primary branch failure resulting in 50% canopy loss.
  • Storm damaged tree.
  • Tree presented a risk to public safety & property.”

They say they will replace this tree with a Brushbox (Lophostemon confertus) during 2015 planting season.

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Tree number 2:  A Narrow-leafed peppermint (Eucalyptus nicholii) adjacent to 499 Illawarra Road Marrickville. (Premier Street frontage).

Council gave the following reasons for removal –

  • “Failure of a major structural root during high winds.
  • Previous termite damage & extensive internal decay.
  • Movement of tree already leaning towards power lines & property.
  • Tree presented a risk to public safety & property.”

They say they will replace this tree with a Sydney red gum (Angophora costata), but not when this will happen.

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