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Posted on: 17 September, 2019

Community safety comes first ahead of tree removals

Community safety is Council’s first priority following the required removal of two trees on the Capricorn Coast, after they were identified as decaying and in poor health.

Environment Councillor Tom Wyatt said Council engaged an independent arborist to investigate the health of two Hoop Pines and have been provided with a report detailing the requirements for the trees removal.

“One of trees located on Anzac Parade has been impacted by a vehicle in the past and as a result, the tree is showing rapid decline. There is a large amount of decay at the base of the tree and it is leaning towards the road,” Cr Wyatt said.

“The second tree is of the same species located in Bell Park, Emu Park, which has also been recommended for removal due to major damage to the tree trunk.

“The good news is that once the scheduled removal of these trees takes place on 14 October, both trees will be replaced with the same species in a suitable position.

“Council acknowledges the importance of these historic and iconic trees on the Capricorn Coast and continues to carry out plantings of Hoop Pines and other species across the region.

“Council appreciates the community’s understanding while these works are carried out. There will be minimal to no disruption to motorists during the tree removals.”

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