Planned Council tree works

Planting new trees in your neighbourhood

Inner West Council has started our tree planting program for 2021. As part of the current package, 1500 verge locations will have new trees., 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
1 Cardwell Street, Balmain

11 October 2021 Robinia pseudoacacia ‘Frisia’ Tree is in poor health and vigour with large diameter deadwood, decay, borer activity.   Council will be undertaking replacement planting as part of our Operational Tree Planting Program in 2022.

Along Trafalgar St between the Crystal Street intersection and Petersham Train Station

 7 October 2021

Water Gum tree removals

The existing Water Gums need to be removed to improve pedestrian and cyclist safety as part of the RR7-Petersham to Lewisham Cycleway.

 (8) Tristaniopsis laurina / Water Gum root ball stock (from 300L container size)
Roundabout at Trafalgar St /Audley Street, Petersham

7 October 2021

Brush Cherry ( Syzygium austral) removals

The existing Brush Cherry need to be removed to improve pedestrian and cyclist safety as part of the RR7-Petersham to Lewisham Cycleway.

(1) QLD Brush Box (Lophostemon confertus) (from 200L container size)
12 St David’s Road, Haberfield
27th September 2021  Callistemon viminalis (Weeping Bottlebrush)
The tree has poor health and structure which cannot be remediated through reasonable means.
 Unable to replant this location due to existing infrastructure. An alternate location on St David’s Road will be replanted as a part of Council’s Annual Tree Planting Program 2022.
 Tom Foster Carpark, Newtown

20th September 2021 Callistemon Kings Park Special
This tree has evidence of decay and structural fault.
 To be planted during Councils 2022 Tree Planting Program.
98 Wells Street, Newtown
 
20th September 2021 Leptospermum petersonii
This tree has evidence of decay and fungal fruiting body.
Leptospermum petersonii
To be planted during Councils 2022 Tree Planting Program.
75 Wemyss Street Marrickville

20th September 2021 Melaleuca quinquenervia (Broad-leaved Paperbark)
This tree is currently causing significant damage to structures on private property that cannot be overcome by reasonable means.
1x Cupaniopsis anacardioides (Tuckeroo)
To be planted during Councils 2022 Tree Planting Program.
73 Wemyss Street Marrickville
20th September 2021

Melaleuca quinquenervia (Broad-leaved Paperbark)
This tree is currently causing significant damage to structures on private property that cannot be overcome by reasonable means.

1x Cupaniopsis anacardioides (Tuckeroo)
To be planted during Councils 2022 Tree Planting Program.
56 Wells Street, Newtown


20th September 2021 Acer negundo
This tree has self seeded and is in an inappropriate location.
A replacement tree will not be planted at this location.
20 John Street, Newtown

20th September 2021 Fraxinus griffithii
This tree is in poor health and vigiour and no longer sustainable in its current location.
Lagerstroemia indica (Crepe myrtle)
To be planted during Councils 2022 Tree Planting Program.
9 Holmwood Street, Newtown
20th September 2021 Callistemon citrinus
This tree is in poor health and vigour with minimal live foliage.
Gordonia axillaris
Replacement tree planting will be undertaken as part of Council’s Tree Planting Program in 2022.
5 Commodore Street, Newtown
20th September 2021

Tristaniopsis laurina
This tree has evidence of decay

Harpulia pendula
Replacement tree planting will be undertaken as part of Council’s Tree Planting Program in 2022.
72 Camden Street Newtown 13 September 2021  Callistemon viminalis

The Tree has poor structure and an active crack between the codominant stems. 

This will be replaced in the 2022 Opperational Tree Planting Program

Tree Maintenance Works 

Council’s Tree Contractors will be undertaking proactive tree maintenance works in Newtown South and Enmore during the month of October 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.

Newtown south and Enmore tree maintenance works map
For further information regarding these programmed works, please contact Council’s Tree Contract Supervisor on 9392 5632.

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