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.