You can just see the raised wooden footpath on the right of the photo.  The tree itself is magnificent.

You can just see the raised wooden footpath on the right of the photo. The tree itself is magnificent.

I was really happy to see that the Inner West Council is installing a raised wooden footpath over the tree roots of one of the significant Fig trees in Camperdown Oval.  The tree is very special, so it is wonderful that such care is being taken to protect it.

Apart from a Fig tree in O’Dea Reserve in Stanmore, that has a large area of raised decking around it, I have not seen this kind of work done around trees in parks of the old Marrickville municipality.  I think this is a first raised footpath in the area. This is an excellent move & I hope it becomes a norm.

A lot of work is being done to upgrade Camperdown Oval.  I will write about this later when the work is finished.  It’s very nice to see more trees have been planted.

The raised footpath - excellent to see such infrastructure when Council decide that a path must be placed in a certain area.

The raised footpath – excellent to see such infrastructure when Council decide that a path must be placed in a certain area.

The tree that is having its roots protected

The tree that is having its roots protected.  The path can be seen in the middle of the photo.

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