Three new sugar gums to replace dangerous Canowindra trees

Published on 30 September 2019


Three new sugar gums will be planted in Morris Park at Canowindra to replace dangerous gum trees removed in the interest of public safety last week.

Tree specialists will undertake work on Thursday and Friday next week (3-4 October 2019) to grind the stumps of the affected trees to remove any further danger to the public.

Work to complete the trimming of several other trees will take place at a later date. Arborists recommended removing a number of limbs from these trees to give them the best chance of survival.

Cabonne Council will advise the community prior to this work taking place.

Although Council explores every opportunity to save trees, in this case it had little option to remove the three dangerous trees following advice from an arborist and further independent advice from a second qualified tree specialist.

Council acted following requests from nearby residents after several large limbs fell from the diseased trees.

One of the affected trees was near the location of Canowindra’s driver-reviver station and the operation of the service would have been at risk had the danger not been removed.

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