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Tree lopping on Anzac Parade

By johnboy - 28 October 2008 9

The National Capital Authority has announced that they’re bringing down 44 of the eucalypt trees lining Anzac Parade and will be at it for the next two weeks.

    “Planted in the 1960s, the Argyle Apple and Blue Gum eucalypts are in various locations on both sides of Anzac Parade. There are over 400 trees along Anzac Parade.

    The dead trees were identified during routine maintenance by the National Capital Authority. An independent arboriculturalist confirmed the trees were potentially dangerous and recommended their removal as a matter of public safety.”

Before anyone panics they need to remember that the trees are planted five deep. Having been down there this morning I can tell you that the trees marked with the yellow tape of doom are few and far between.

Point of trivia – The Aboriginal Tent Embassy has found the Anzac Parade eucalypts have the best leaves in all of Canberra for use in their smoke ceremonies.

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Tree lopping on Anzac Parade
sepi 9:07 pm 28 Oct 08

It is wierd that one entire nature strip of trees is dead though, and all the rest of the trees are fine further down limestone. The building work is right across the oval though, so probably n o t that either.

Felix the Cat 7:29 pm 28 Oct 08

sepi said :

They do replant the trees they replace, but with teeny tiny trees.

There is an entire block of dead gum trees on limestone ave – replacing them with tiny saplings isn’t really going to look the same.

I’m not sure why they’ve all died – perhaps chemicals from the buildings going up nearby have poisoned them.

A bit inconvenient to replant fully grown ones!

They probably died from the drought.

sepi 3:32 pm 28 Oct 08

They do replant the trees they replace, but with teeny tiny trees.

There is an entire block of dead gum trees on limestone ave – replacing them with tiny saplings isn’t really going to look the same.

I’m not sure why they’ve all died – perhaps chemicals from the buildings going up nearby have poisoned them.

ant 1:36 pm 28 Oct 08

They seem to be grinding up trees they destroy. the very big Globulus’ they cut down to make the intersection of Pialligo Ave and Fairbairn recently were ground up almost immediately.

And the deciduous trees (and willows) they’re removing from the Molonglo River banks have been ground up too. Watch those banks disintigrate now the trees are gone. Would have been smarter to plant natives first, use the willows etc as nursing trees, then remove the willows when the desirable trees were big enough.

Landcare at Bungendore prevented the willows on Turallo Creek from being removed for this reason: save the banks, plant the new trees first, remove the old trees later.

tylersmayhem 1:10 pm 28 Oct 08

I hope they don’t get rid of the logs too quickly – free firewood!

I somehow imagine that they’ll be selling it on themselves 😉

New Yeah 12:16 pm 28 Oct 08

I hope they don’t get rid of the logs too quickly – free firewood!

johnboy 12:11 pm 28 Oct 08

I think ant was hoping we’re going to get more than just a sapling stuck in the ground and left to its fate.

Spectra 12:10 pm 28 Oct 08

I just hope there’s a program of planting to replace trees…

Your answer is only a click away – first line of the linked press release:

“The National Capital Authority will begin replacing 44 dead eucalypt trees along Anzac Parade tomorrow.”
(My emphasis).

ant 11:47 am 28 Oct 08

I just hope there’s a program of planting to replace trees… you can’t really manage a tree, or accelerate it! They’d have to build cages for them, too, as idiots like to break young trees these days.

I think those big ones in the pic with the long tough leaves are Globulus. One of my least-favourite gums, but they do grow well here. Argyle Apples are my second least-favourite gum, I think they have roundish leaves. I can see why the Globulus leaves would be good for the smokings, as they’re big, and thick, and full of oil.

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