Following an advanced assessment, a Ficus rubiginosa, Port Jackson Fig that has been monitored for several years due to terminal decline will be removed on 20 February 2019. The tree is located on Darley Road slopes overhanging Musgrave Avenue, opposite Musgrave access gate.
A comprehensive tree succession plan of the same species has been underway since 2017 to replace this tree and several other declining trees throughout Darley Road slopes.
Due to the location and proximity of the tree, Musgrave Avenue will be partly closed on 20 February. Road closure barricades will be in place to prevent vehicle parking or egress East of the gates to ensure public safety. Pedestrians and cyclists will have access around the worksite via the pathway.
Works will take place from 7.00 am to 5.00 pm (weather permitting) and involve grinding of the stump. There will be some noise associated with the works.
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.