Council is currently completing work to manage and remove dangerous trees on Council-owned land, which will improve safety in the area ahead of winter. This work will be completed by Thursday 20 April. No work will be undertaken during the Easter period.
The work follows an independent assessment of hazardous trees on council land at the end of last year, which identified 38 high-risk trees. Over the past ten days, 23 of the trees have been removed for safety reasons and 15 have been pruned.
During the storms over the weekend 8-9 April, three other trees fell down.
While completing the recent tree management work, the independent arborists also noticed further deterioration of some trees requiring Council to undertake another overall review of the health of the trees in the next few weeks. Council’s objective to retain as many trees as possible has not changed.
Council will continue to monitor the safety of trees on Council land on an ongoing basis.