Threatened Trees

We have become aware that many residents are concerned that we are loosing our trees. This is campaign to turn this trend.

  • EXAMPLES OF POOR TREE MAINTENANCE

If you know of any supreme examples of poor tree maintenance and / or destruction which you think should be on this page.

  • THREATENED TREES

When /if you get word that a tree is to be /or is being removed. We will let the community know ASAP and follow up on the outcomes.

Contact Georges River Council to report your concerns: Phone: 9330 6400
Email: mail@georgesriver.nsw.gov.au

Send us details to off@oatleypark.com or Facebook

SHAME FILE

Oatley Bay Memorial BoardwalkA tree massacre has been bought to our attention at the Oatley Bay Memorial Boardwalk. A nearby resident was seen removing gum trees, mangrove trees casuarinas and others on the 13th, 27th July and 1st August, this was reported with photos to council. It has certainly created a ‘water view’ for the occupant of one unit in the Kingfisher block (No. 136 Morshead Drive). Some have noted it would seem an ideal place to erect one of those boards that blocks the view from the unit and shames the perpetrator.


120 Gungah bay Road - A community street tree of great significance is threatened as it is not protected from construction work. It shows evidence of vehicle compacting around its root zone. It is part of a stand of indigenous trees down from the corner of Gungah Bay Rd with Douglas Haig Street towards the dead end heading south.


90 Gungah Bay Road – Application (31/05/17) has been made for removal of a street tree in conjunction with a development at the property. The removal of this tree is not necessary for the development.

UPDATE – 02/08/17 – Following advice from council the applicant has revised the application in support of the street tree retention and protection. Read More


2 Myra Place 

June 2017 It has cone to our notice that a very large tree has been removed from the front of the property. This was not authorised by council. In addition  it appears a non compliant fence is being constructed.

 


111 Gungah Bay Road – (15 June 2017) DA to remove very large Blackbutt Tree  – The original DA for this dual occupancy approved by Hurstville Council granted permission for the removal of five (5) trees, now gone but this tree and five others were to be retained. MCubed Design has now lodged an application to remove this tree. Thanks to community intervention this tree has been saved!!!!

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33 Gunga Bay Rd 20170522 cropped23 May 2017: Gungah Bay Road – inappropriate trimming. This is a common complaint of  street trees around wires. The example below was sent to us by a concerned resident. Here a substantial part of Council’s street tree which forked eastwards towards the property, at 33 Gungah bay Road has been removed. The tree now appears to be unbalanced and may be in danger of toppling into the street. Georges River Council have been asked to investigate and advise what action Council is taking in this matter.


5 May 2017 – 29 Baker Street:  Street tree removal  The  Customer Service Officer said the report had stated that this tree “fell over in a storm”. I have much admired this majestic tree, and did note in a recent storm it dropped a branch, that was ‘cleaned up’ by a crew on a particular day. Much to the disappointment of both my husband and I, the next day the whole of the  tree was removed,  though it looked healthy to us, and in fact the stump looks that way and it is still in the ground. Photo 5/5/17; stump ground out a week later.


5 May 2017 -79 Gungah Bay Rd : Street Tree removal. The Report stated that a “pruning request” only was approved. The Council Customer Officer could see no approval for further removal and could not explain why the Street tree has been removed.  Tree photographed 5 May 2017 in the driveway. So why has this tree been removed, and why is this  council report seemingly inaccurate? Read More

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