This is a very beautiful street tree, so Council's work to keep it is much appreciated.

This is a very beautiful street tree, so Council’s work to keep it is much appreciated.

There is a spectacular street tree on the corner of Riverside Crescent & Chadwick Avenue Marrickville.  I was really pleased to see the work done around the tree.

Marrickville Council has installed traffic calming measures on Riverside Crescent that included removing the kerb next to this tree, probably because the tree had started to push out the kerb.  They have installed a steel kerb, which they bolted into the concrete kerb on either side.  This intervention allows this big tree to remain to continue benefiting the locality.

In the past, trees that pushed out kerbs were sometimes removed, but Marrickville Council has moved on to doing an intervention that does not require the loss of the tree.  They first did this in Ivanhoe Street Marrickville & have improved on their technique.

Planting has not been done as yet, but I am sure that more green on the streets will only enhance this area.  Well done.

You can see the steel kerb.

You can see the steel kerb.

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