Planned Council tree works

Planting new trees in your neighbourhood

Our tree planting program for 2021 will deliver new trees to 1500 verge locations.

Other works include:

  • Cutting concrete footpaths for new verge pits
  • Soil improvement
  • Timber tree guard installation
  • Mulching

The works will be undertaken by our tree planting contractor between September 2021 to June 2022. start and finish times are indicative only and may vary, information on the delivery will be updated fortnightly.

September Program
Streets
Planned Start
Estimated Finish
Works
Frederick Street Ashfield 
13-09-21  17-09-21  Excavating and tree planting, total 42 sites (Tree species: Elaeocarpus eumundii)
Cavill Avenue Ashfield  15-09-21  16-09-21  Tree planting, total 8 total sites (Species: Elaeocarpus eumundii)
Robert Street Ashfield 18-09-21  21-09-21  Tree planting, total 35 sites (Species: Acer rubrum)
William Street, Ashfield  
25-09-21 27-09-21  Tree planting, total 13 sites (Pyrus ussuriensis)

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
Reason for removal
Replacement Replanting
66 Thornley Street, Marrickville   6 January 2022 Emergency Removal
Callistemon viminalis
Active split in trunk at inclusion where co-dominant stems join 
 
6 Alfred Street, Lilyfield 12 January 2022 Alnus jorrulensis (Mexican Alder)
Unable to mitigate and prevent root incursion and damage to property without compromising structural integrity of tree.
Council will be undertaking replacement planting as part of our Operational Tree Planting Program in 2022. 
Terminus Street Reserve January 2022 Archontophoenix cunningamiana (Bangalow Palm)
Tree has been vandalised and the stem has been cut.
 A replacement tree will not be planted at this location.
Brighton Street Park January 2022 Casuarina cunninghamiana (River She-Oak)
Overshadowed and supressed.

Council will be undertaking replacement planting as part of our Operational Tree Planting Program in 2022.
Brighton Street Park 
January 2022 Agonis flexuosa (Willow Myrtle)Tree stem has partially failed, tree has borer and termite damage and remainder of tree has increased risk of failure.
Council will be undertaking replacement planting as part of our Operational Tree Planting Program in 2022.
Brighton Street Park  4 January 2022 Eucalyptus crebra (Narrow Leaved Ironbark) Tree is in severe decline, very sparse canopy large sections of deadwood, fungal fruiting bodies, borer damage and decay.  Council will be undertaking replacement planting as part of our Operational Tree Planting Program in 2022.
Brighton Street Park January 2022

Casuarina cunninghamiana(River She-Oak)
Termite damage to main stem.

Council will be undertaking replacement planting as part of our Operational Tree Planting Program in 2022.
Petersham Park January 2022 Eucalyptus botryoides (Southern Mahogany)
Tree is in severe decline with large sections of deadwood and dieback, borer damage to main trunk.

Council will be undertaking replacement planting as part of our Operational Tree Planting Program in 2022.

Petersham Park January 2022 Toona sinensis (Chinese mahogany)
Tree is in decline and being supressed by adjacent trees, root plate of tree unstable.
Council will be undertaking replacement planting as part of our Operational Tree Planting Program in 2022.
Enmore Park January 2022 Ficus rubiginosa (Port Jackson Fig)
Tree is in decline with large sections of dieback and deadwood and decay within the trunk.
 
Council will be undertaking replacement planting as part of our Operational Tree Planting Program in 2022.
Enmore Park January 2022 Tristaniopsis laurina (Watergum)
Tree is in poor health and vigour and in decline, thinning foliage, borer damage tree is being ringbarked by borer.
Council will be undertaking replacement planting as part of our Operational Tree Planting Program in 2022.
27 Black Street, Marrickville January 2022 Celtis sinensis(Chinese hackberry)Self sown weed tree located in inappropriate location. A replacement tree will not be planted at this location due to its proximity to power pole.
43 Searl Street, Petersham 4 January 2022  Callistemon viminalis(Weeping Bottlebrush) Borer and termite damage, decay and previous wounds from branch failures. Council will be undertaking replacement planting as part of our Operational Tree Planting Program in 2022.
73 Cambridge Street STANMORE 23 December 2021 Callistemon viminalis – Bottle Brush
This tree is causing a significant obstruction to pedestrians. 
Tristaniopsis laurina– Water Gum
To be planted during Councils Annual Tree Planting Program. 

Tree Maintenance Works 

Council’s Tree Contractors will be undertaking proactive tree maintenance works in the following parks and streets during the month of November 2021. Pruning works will include providing clearance to vehicles and pedestrians, removal of deadwood, property clearance and removal of trees that have been identified as being in poor health and vigour or with a low retention value.

  • Weekley Park, Stanmore
  • Salisbury Road, Stanmore
  • Bugler Playground, Enmore
  • Francis Playground, Enmore
  • Newington Road Playground, Marrickville
  • Marr Playground, Petersham
  • Wisbeach Street, Balmain
  • High Street, Balmain
  • Smith Street, Balmain
  • Reynolds Street, Balmain
  • Barr Street, Balmain
  • Jacques Street, Balmain
  • Fitzroy Avenue (Elkington Park), Balmain
  • Birchgrove Road 
  • Gladstone Park, Balmain

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