Showing the Fig tree & remediation works along the Alexandria Canal at Tempe Reserve

Showing the Fig tree & remediation works along the Alexandria Canal at Tempe Reserve

Last December Sydney Water started work to save the Fig tree near the point at Tempe Reserve. I last wrote about this tree in September 2013. See – http://bit.ly/1ZjG1xt

This beautiful tree was at risk because of severe erosion of the riverbank facing the Alexandria Canal. Thick roots well below ground level were exposed. Many had turned themselves inwards away from the brackish water. It was only a matter of time before this tree succumbed to the salt water & died.

I feel confident that this beautiful tree will survive now because Sydney Water is reconstructing the riverbank in this location, adding at least 2-metres width of eroded soil to the riverbank. I don’t know why, but they cut the roots instead of just burying them when they fill in with soil. Regardless, I am pretty sure that this tree will manage & feel much better not being exposed to salty water.

It appears Sydney Water is doing remediation works to the riverbank all the way to the pedestrian bridge at the edge of Tempe Reserve. I think this is wonderful & thank Sydney Water.

Tree roots have been chopped off.

Tree roots have been chopped off.  The photo shows how significant the ersoion had become.  It is excellent that the riverbank is being repaired here.

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