Planned Council tree works

Scheduled tree mainteinance

Council’s Tree Contractors will be undertaking scheduled tree pruning maintenance works at Leichhardt Oval, Leichhardt Park adjacent to Mary Street Childcare and within the Carpark of LPAC from Wednesday 25 May – 3 June 2022. Pruning works includes removal of deadwood, canopy lifting, providing clearance to pedestrians, vehicles, buildings and carpark lighting.

Traffic control will be in place in locations where required for the duration of works. Sections of carparking at the entry to LPAC and larger carpark will be impacted during the scheduled works.

Tree removal 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 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.

Location (Council tree outside of) Date Tree Species Reason for Removal

 Cahill Street Playground

3-5 Cahill Street, Annandale

15 November 2022 Plumeria acutifolia (Frangipani Tree) Long term retention unsustainable due to structural impacts to adjacent retaining wall and in conjunction with playground improvement works.

Cahill Street Playground 

3-5 Cahill 
Street, Annandale

15 November 2022 Eucalyptus sp. Short term life expectancy due to foliar insect attack and loss of canopy.
 Lewis Herman Reserve, 88 Holden Street, Ashfield 17 November 2022 Acacia mearnsii (Black Wattle)  To facilitate park and playground installation works.
 Lewis Herman Reserve, 88 Holden Street, Ashfield 17 November 2022 Pittosporum undulatum (Native Daphne)  This tree species is considered an environmental weed and requires removal to facilitate park and playground installation works.
 Lewis Herman Reserve, 88 Holden Street, Ashfield 17 November 2022 Syagrus romanzoffiana (Cocos Palm) This tree is considered an undesirable tree species and requires removal to facilitate park and playground installation works.
 Lewis Herman Reserve, 88 Holden Street, Ashfield 17 November 2022 Mixed palm species These palms are being removed to facilitate park and playground installation works.
Lewis Herman Reserve, 88 Holden Street, Ashfield 17 November 2022 Acacia saligna (Golden Wattle)  To facilitate park and playground upgrade works.
 20 Clarendon Road, Stanmore  14 September 2022 Eucalyptus nicholii (Narrow Leaved Peppermint) Tree is in poor health and vigour with extensive decay and dieback.
 2a Nicholls Avenue, Haberfield 14 September 2022 Schinus molle (Peppercorn) Tree is in very poor health and vigour with minimal live foliage.
 6 Jarvie Avenue, Petersham 20 September 2022 Cupressus x leylandiii (Leyland Cypress) Removal of tree is required in order to facilitate reconstruction of driveway.
 146 Livingstone Road, Marrickville (Side of prop) 26 September 2022 Eucalyptus sideroxylon (Mugga Ironbark) Tree has poor structure and basal decay.
 Birchgrove Park 12 October 2022 Fraxinus angustifolia Poor health and vigour with evidence of decay and dieback
 Brunswick Parade Reserve 21 October 2022 Lophostemon confertus (Brush box) Poor health and vigour with decay and dieback.
 Hammond Park 21 October 2022 Eucalyptus microcorys (Tallow Wood) x 4 Poor health and vigour with substantial deadwood and decay.
 22 Lucy Street, Ashfield 21 October 2022 Callistemon viminalis (Weeping Bottle Brush) Poor health and vigour
127 Queen Street, Ashfield 21 October 2022 Agonis flexuosa (West Australian Willow Myrtle) Active split in trunk, decay in trunk
15 Rawson Street, Haberfield 2 November 2022 Callistemon viminalis (Bottlebrush) Tree is in poor condition and has low retention value
 Reg Coady Reserve 4 November 2022 Eucalyptus microcorys (Tallowwood) Tree is in poor condition and has low retention value
 Whites Creek Valley Park 22 November 2022 Acacia pycnantha (Golden Wattle) Tree is in poor health and vigour and is obstructing the pedestrian path
 O'Connor Reserve 22 November 2022 Ulmus parvifolia (Chinese Elm) Tree is self seeded and is not sustainable to be retained in its location
17 Moonbie Street, Summer Hill 1 December 2022 Schinus molle var. areira (Peppercorn) Tree is causing significant damage to public infrastructure that cannot be overcome by reasonable means.
 8-10 Clissold Street, Ashfield 5 December 2022 Eucalyptus cladocalyx (Sugar Gum) Tree is in very poor health and vigour with significant deadwood and dieback.
 Tillman Park  9 December 2022 Eucalyptus punctata (Grey Gum) To improve pedestrian and traffic safety as part of the Tilman Park Traffic Signal Installation Upgrade Project, the tree requires removal to install a 6m high traffic signal post.
 175 Queen Street, Ashfield 9 December 2022 Eucalyptus nicholii (Narrow Leaved Peppermint) Poor condition, exhibits symptoms of advanced dieback and is in decline.
 89-93 Liverpool Road, Ashfield 21 December 2022 Leptospermum petersonii (Lemon Scented Tea Tree) Tree is in poor health and vigour with fungal decay.
 Beatrice Street Reserve 21 December 2022 Eucalyptus nicholii (Narrow Leaved Peppermint) Tree is supressed and overshadowed by adjacent tree
Thomas Street Reserve 21 December 2022 Eucalyptus nicholii (Narrow Leaved Peppermint) Tree is in poor health and vigour with evidence of decay within the trunk
 Bruce Street Reserve 21 December 2022 Eucalyptus elata (River Peppermint) Tree is in poor health and vigour with decay and 
 37 John Street Ashfield 30 December 2022 Sapium sebiferum (Chinese Tallow)  Self-sown specimen which is unsustainable for long-term retention
 100 William Street, Leichhardt  24th January 2023    Narrow-Leaved Black Peppermint

(Eucalyptus nicholii) 

 Tree was assessed as being in poor condition and short useful life expectancy. 

 

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