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Planned Council works

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Planned Council works

Removal of trees is seen as the last option – Council will always look for other management option first. Unfortunately in some cases and due to risk to public and property, removal may be the only option. Council aims to increase our urban canopy and so, where possible, it will always replace the tree with a selected from the Street Tree Master Plan. Any tree that is identified for removal will also have a notice affixed to the tree.


Tree removal notice: 2 Surrey Street, Marrickville

  • Date: 20 October 2017
  • Location: 2 Surrey Street, Marrickville
  • Tree species: Melaleuca bracteata (Black Tea Tree)

Why are we removing this tree?

The tree is a risk to pedestrians and causing a significant obstruction to the public footpath. Remedial pruning of the tree has been considered – however this would adversely affect the tree and further reduce its remaining life expectancy.

Replacement tree

Caesalpinia ferrea (Leopard Tree), which will be planted as part of Council's Annual Street Tree Planting Program between May and August.

Tree removal notice: 7 Hilltop Avenue, Marrickville

  • Date: 7 October 2017
  • Location: 7 Hilltop Avenue, Marrickville
  • Tree species: Corymbia maculata (Spotted Gum)

Why are we removing this tree?

The tree is structurally compromised and has multiple trunk defects. These defects will increase size as the tree matures and further impact the sustainability of the tree.
The tree in its current state presents an unacceptable risk to the public and property.

Replacement trees

Two new advanced sized banksia integrifolia (Coastal Banksia) trees will be planted as replacements.

Tree removal notice: Darley Street Playground, Newtown

  • Date: 26 September 2017
  • Location: Darley Street Playground, Newtown
  • Tree species: 3 × eucalyptus punctata (Grey Gum)

Why are we removing this tree?

3 trees are proposed for removal. One tree is dead and the other two have significantly declined in health, and their structural integrity has been compromised.

The trees present an unacceptable risk to the public and property.

Replacement trees

New advanced sized trees will be planted to replace these trees:

  • 1 × brachychiton acerifolius (Illawarra Flame Tree)
  • 1 × angophora costata (Sydney Red Gum)