It's hard to show the extend of the pruning in a photo, but the loss of the canopy is very noticeable when you stand on this path.

It’s hard to show the extend of the pruning in a photo, but the loss of the canopy is very noticeable when you stand on this path.

Showing some of the pruned branches that are visible in this photo.  These are big trees and many of the branches that were pruned were of a large diameter.

Showing some of the pruned branches that are visible in this photo. These are big trees and many of the branches that were pruned were of a large diameter.

The Poplar trees along the shared pathway at Mackey Park are some of the most loved trees in this community.   Last Saturday I was told that they had been pruned & the comments ranged from, “What for?” to “This was totally unnecessary.”

So today, with some trepidation I went down to the park to have a look. I could see the loss of canopy all the way from the entrance at Carrington Road & my heart fell.

Let’s be clear, the trees don’t look bad, nor do they look butchered, but it does appear that around one third of their canopy has been removed.  Two of the trees have a long side branch left behind.  Denuded of other smaller branches, these look strangely empty.

A Casuarina & another smaller Poplar of a different species has also been pruned.  It looks like Marrickville Council wants to drive a triple-decker bus through here for some reason.

Our beautiful Poplars are still beautiful, but they are not the trees that they were last week. It is a loss, but probably Council does not see it that way.

Showing the visible pruning in this photograph on just one tree.

Showing the visible pruning in this photo

I am amazed that this small tree was pruned.

I am amazed that this small tree was pruned.

Thankfully the two Poplars nearest the Concordia Club have not been pruned.

Thankfully the two Poplars nearest the Concordia Club have not been pruned.

 

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