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.