The ACT Government will soon complete a tree replacement program at 24 locations across Canberra. Under the program 282 trees in poor health and which pose public safety risks are being replaced with 588 trees. Work is expected to be complete by the end of next month.
Each of the trees identified for replacement was thoroughly assessed by a tree expert with factors like the presence of die back, tree rot and hollows, as well as their location and general health, being carefully considered.
In all cases pruning was closely considered first with complete removal being the last option.
The tree replacement program primarily focuses on the older suburbs of Canberra and the current works include suburban streets, laneways and parks in the suburbs of Ainslie, Campbell, Deakin, Dickson, Forrest, Griffith, Lyneham, Narrabundah, O’Connor, Reid, Turner and Yarralumla.
Approvals from the ACT Heritage Council and the National Capital Authority were obtained for the necessary sites. Affected residents were notified in June 2009.
For further information please visit www.tams.act.gov.au or call Canberra Connect on 13 22 81
The North Canberra Community Council has previously reported several times on this program