From my memory three Lombardy poplar trees were planted at the front of the Revolution apartments on Illawarra Road Marrickville around 2 – 2.5 years ago, shortly after the development was completed. The trees were growing well. This species is fast growing, so they were noticeable on the streetscape.
Sometime in the last week all three trees were removed & replaced by orange safety cones. I have read reports that men with a truck removed the trees, so the trees were not removed by an opportunistic vandal.
Who knows why the trees were removed or even who removed them? There is no Notification of Removal on Inner West Councils website. Makes me sigh.