Keeping Canberra’s trees safe (May-August 2010)

Downed tree on Cullen Street (source: iPrime)

The ACT Government advises the community that work is set to commence on Monday 3 May 2010 for the removal of dead and hazardous trees across Canberra.

In all cases tree removal is the last option and the Government has first considered whether pruning or corrective tree surgery work could sensibly be undertaken.

While most of the trees in this latest tree removal program are dead, largely as a result of the ongoing drought, some ‘green’ trees will be removed which have been assessed as posing an unacceptable safety risk to the public. These trees have been pruned regularly during their life and more recently have been subjected to multiple assessments to ensure that their removal is justified.

Trees will be replaced with suitable species and residents will be encouraged to help water them.

The project will be undertaken between May and August 2010. Adjacent residents have been notified about the removal of trees on nature strips. Tree removal notification signs are being erected on individual or groups of ‘green’ trees.

For details of the location, size and type of tree being removed please visit www.tams.act.gov.au
For more information contact Canberra Connect on 13 22 81.

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