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.
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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.