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Tree Works (York Road) 5/11/20

 

Centennial Parklands will be undertaking tree works to remove a tree that has been in decline.

Tree species: Ficus microcarpa var. hillii (Hill’s weeping fig)

Location: York Road fence line, opposite 95 York Road 

Reason: Tree is in terminal decline. It has been closely monitored for three years since it decline suddenly by losing all foliage. Samples of the tree were sent to pathology and was tested positive for a plant pathogen. The tree has undergone various treatments to improve its health without success. A tree replacement will occur in this location during our tree planting season and in line with our tree succession plans.

Impacts: Traffic control will be in place to remove a portion of the tree overhanging York Road. This will be conducted outside of school zone times. Associated machinery noise will occur during work hours. The area will be closed for pedestrian access around this corner of Model Yacht Pond with signs and barricades.

Date of removal: Thursday 5 November 2020. Work will start from 7am until 4pm.
 

Further information

We work hard 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 cycle of a tree here.