Centennial Parklands will be undertaking tree works to remove a Ficus rubiginosa, Port Jackson Fig on Dacey Avenue (west-bound approaching South Dowling Street) on Tuesday 24 April 2018, which is in terminal decline.
The fig is suffering from extensive basal decay (see image below) which is compromising its structural integrity. Following a Quantified Tree Risk Assessment (QTRA), the tree requires removal as it has the potential to fail due to poor structure.
Works will take place from 7.00 am to 5.00 pm, weather permitting. There will be no road closures associated with these works. Pedestrian traffic will be rerouted around the works. The tree will be removed and wood chipped onsite. Some noise will be associated with the works. See map below for location of the tree.
A replacement tree will be planted later in the year as part of our Annual Tree Planting Program, dependant on tree species availability.
We work to keep our 15,000 trees healthy and beautiful by maintaining our trees, planting new trees and only removing trees when required or necessary.
We receive many questions about trees that are felled or removed despite ‘appearing healthy’ on the outside. But what many people do not know is that trees, like humans, are susceptible to a large and diverse range of health issues and structural defects. Eventually a tree may need to be removed once other tree management strategies become insufficient for public safety or sustaining the health of a tree.
To find out more about how we manage our trees please read our Tree Master Plan here and read our blog on the life cyle of a tree here.