Vandalised tree in Claremont Road Burwood Heights.  I love that the tree has been left in place with a sign saying it has been vandalised.

Vandalised tree in Claremont Road Burwood Heights. I love that the tree has been left in place with a sign saying it has been vandalised.

The vandalised tree can just be seen in-between these two fabulous street trees.  Such a shame.

The orange sign of the vandalised tree can just be seen in-between these two fabulous street trees. The vandalised tree would have likely looked like this beauty.  Such a shame.  Its loss to the community is considerable, not only in terms of dollars, but also in amenity.

Kudos to Burwood Council for attaching a large metal yellow sign saying, “This tree was vandalised” on a street tree in Claremont Road Burwood Heights.  The ten-metre trunk has had all branches removed for safety & just left there.

I assume Burwood Council has left the tree in situ so not to reward the vandal by removing the tree.   Every day this tree trunk & sign is seen by hundreds of people who drive by, further educating the public.  It is hard to catch tree vandals, but not too hard to make them live with their actions.

Claremont Road has a number of beautiful tall trees that look wonderful.  I think they are Tallowwood trees (Eucalyptus microcorys).  This one stands alone – a poor sentinel to the ignorance & selfishness of someone in the community.  I hope they & others like them come to understand the benefit of trees for the whole community sooner rather than later.  Everyone loses when public trees are vandalised.  You don’t need to be living close to the tree to be impacted.

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