Planned Council tree works

Trees are one of our most important natural assets.

Inner West Council conducts cyclical maintenance of its street trees. This includes pruning works to improve tree health and structure, remove deadwood, and allow for clearance for service wires, buildings, pedestrian and vehicle traffic.

Removal of trees is seen as the last option – Council will always look for other management options first. Unfortunately in some cases and due to risk to public and property, removal may be the only option. Any tree that is identified for removal will have a notice affixed to the tree.

Please note that Council does not prune trees for power line clearance. Ausgrid is responsible for pruning street trees in these circumstances and sets out the required clearance for its power lines. Visit the Ausgrid power line clearance page for more information and planned trimming dates.

2018 annual street tree planting program

Council is about to commence its annual street tree planting program.

Street trees are one of our most important assets and council is committed to increasing our urban canopy cover to provide the many economic, environmental and social benefits that trees provide.

  • Commencement: May 2018
  • Duration: 3 to 4 months
  • How many trees: Council is aiming to plant 1000 trees this year.

If you would like to have a tree planted outside your house, please contact Council at trees@innerwest.nsw.gov.au

Tree removal notice: 60 Juliett Street, Marrickville

  • Date: 19 June 2018
  • Location: Outside 60 Juliett Street, Marrickville
  • Tree species: Ficus benjamina (weeping fig)

Why are we removing this tree?

The tree is in poor structural condition, exhibits multiple weak branch attachments and evidence of previous branch failures.

The tree in its current state presents unacceptable risk to the public and property.

Replacement tree

1× in-road lophostemon confertus (brush box) to be planted during the 2018 planting program.

Tree removal notice: 3 Burns Street, Petersham

  • Date: 20 June 2018
  • Location: Outside 3 Burns Street, Petersham
  • Tree species: Eucalyptus saligna (Sydney blue gum)

Why are we removing this tree?

The tree has extensive canopy dieback and is in an advanced state of decline.

The tree in its current state presents an unacceptable risk to the public and property.

Replacement tree

Eucalyptus saligna (Sydney blue gum) to be planted during the 2018 planting season.

 

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