It's a massive loss to lose this huge tree.  The shear where the branch came off is around 1.8 metres.

It’s a massive loss to lose this huge tree. The shear where the branch came off is around 1.8 metres.

Marrickville Council has given notification that they intend to remove a Tallow-wood (Eucalyptus microcorys) from Peter Cotter Reserve, corner Ross Street & Salisbury Road Camperdown.

They give the following reasons for removal –

  • “Major branch failure resulting in the loss of approximately one quarter of the canopy.
  • The tree has a history of branch failure, including three branches within the last 12 months.
  • The tree poses an unacceptable level of risk to the public & property.”

Council says they will replace this tree as part of park upgrade scheduled for 2015-16 financial year.

The deadline for submissions is Monday 5th January 2015.

A closer view of the shear.

A closer view of the torn trunk.

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