The trees to be removed are marked with a yellow dot.

The trees to be removed are marked with a yellow dot.

Marrickville Council has given notice of their intention to remove 2 Small-Leafed Peppermint trees (Eucalyptus nicholii) outside 26 Thomas Street, Lewisham.

They give the following reasons for removal –

  • “Trees are dead.
  • The trees in their present state pose an unacceptable level of risk to the public & property.”

Council says they will replace these trees with a Spotted Gum (Corymbia maculata) in the current 2015 Street Tree Planting Program.

To me the trees did not look dead, though they did look unwell with lots of epicormic growth & bare branches.  That Council will replace these two trees with a native Spotted gum is pleasing, though I wish they would plant two trees to replace the two trees being removed.  Many Councils are replacing on a 3:1 or 4:1 ratio to increase their urban forest. There is space on this street for another street tree.

The deadline for submissions is Friday 8th May 2015.

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