Eight tall mature trees dying.  This is an incredible loss.  It was such a beautiful place & admired by many.

Eight tall mature trees dying. This is an incredible loss. It was such a beautiful place & admired by many.

The top of one canopy. Very sad.

The top of one canopy. Very sad.

Eight mature Blackbutt trees have been poisoned in the garden of an apartment block on Homer Street Earlwood.

The apartment block has wonderful views, as it overlooks the Cooks River, Marrickville Golf Course & all the way to Sydney CBD. The trees are well-known to everyone who looks across the Cooks River from Marrickville & Dulwich Hill.

The strata believes the trees were accidentally poisoned when land regeneration works were undertaken in April.   A hired “bush regeneration specialist” used strong chemicals to kill weeds and unintentionally infected the gums, the spokeswoman said.”

I am wondering if the strata will take legal action against the “bush regeneration specialist,” alleging negligence & seeking compensation for the losses the property has now suffered.

Canterbury Council is investigating & taking tissue samples “to determine the cause of poisoning.”

“A council spokesman said the gums would not be cut down unless they started to pose a danger.”  Let’s hope they turn these into habitat trees (see – http://bit.ly/1bTy5LW ) & also plant eight new gum trees very soon that will take the place of these trees when they finally do have to come down.

See – http://bit.ly/1BDQqsM

Another view of the property.

Another view of the property.

The Bush Regeneratuon Specialist appears to have missed a good opportunity to remove the asparagus fern from the property.

The “bush regeneratuon specialist” appears to have missed a good opportunity to remove the asparagus fern from the property.

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