Tree in Morton Street Lewisham, adjacent to Gould Street.

Tree in Morton Street Lewisham, adjacent to Gould Street. Towards the lower left you can just see a vandalised tree.

Marrickville Council has given notice of their intention to remove a Narrow-leafed Red Ironbark (Eucalyptus crebra) adjacent 49 Gould Avenue Lewisham.  The tree is actually on Morton Street.  It had no Notification of Removal sign attached.

They give the following reasons for removal –

  • “Tree has significant level of canopy dieback & deadwood & is in an advance state of decline.
  • The tree poses an unacceptable level of risk to the public & property.”

I feel very sad about this tree because half the canopy is alive & filled with flowers.  As a result, it is also filled with feeding singing birds.  It will be a big loss for local biodiversity.

Council says they will replace this tree with a Jacaranda (Jacaranda mimosifolia) before September this year.

The deadline for submissions is Friday 6th May 2016.

Half the canopy is filled with flowers.

Half the canopy is filled with flowers.

Within a few metres of the tree to be removed is a vandalised tree. I hope the new replacement tree does not meet the same fate.

Within a few metres between the tree to be removed & Gould Street is a vandalised tree – presumably a Jacaranda. I hope the new replacement tree does not meet the same fate.  I also hope this tree is replaced.

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