NCA revs up the chainsaws

johnboy 24 March 2011

The National Capital Authority is giving notice that they’re knocking down dead and dying trees in Commonwealth Park, Kings Park, and Lodge Park.

Selected trees in Commonwealth Park, Kings Park, and Lodge Park will be removed over an eight week period, with replacement trees planted in mid-2011.

NCA Chief Executive, Gary Rake said all the trees identified for removal are dead or in serious and irreversible decline.

“When a tree dies or reaches a state where normal treatments cannot save it, removal is considered,” said Mr Rake.

“These trees have been assessed by an expert arboriculturist as presenting a hazard that cannot be addressed by other tree management practices.

“New trees will be planted of the same, or similar variety to those that are removed. In cases where a tree has not thrived in the environment, or is no longer suitable for the area, a new species will be selected,” Mr Rake said.

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