At the end of its life.

At the end of its life.

Marrickville Council has given notice that they intend to remove a Narrow-leaved Peppermint (Eucalyptus nicholii) outside 1 Hogan Ave, Sydenham.

They give the following reasons for removal –

  • Tree is on poor health & in decline.
  • Significant canopy dieback – only 20% live canopy.
  • The tree poses an unacceptable level of risk to the public & property.”

Council says they will replace this tree with a Grey Iron Bark (Eucalyptus paniculata) as part of the 2015 Street Tree Planting Program.

This tree is very sick & has been a sad sight on this corner for quite a while.  It will be good to have it replaced with such a great tree for biodiversity.

The Grey Iron Bark is a medium-sized tree native to eastern New South Wales. It produces white flowers between May & January, which are attractive to birds, insects. Bees make great honey from it. However, it does not flower every year.  Grey Ironbarks can live in excess of 100-years.

The deadline for submissions is Friday 27th March 2015.

Lots of dieback

Lots of dieback

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