Norwood Reserve Tree Removal

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A staged tree removal program will be implemented for pine trees at Norwood Reserve and we are seeking your feedback on re-planting and future enhancements.

In July 2020, following some of the mature pine trees (Pinus radiata or Radiata Pine) falling and losing limbs, an assessment was undertaken to determine the condition of 156 mature pine trees at Norwood Reserve. The health of each tree was assessed and found that some of the pines were infected with a velvet-top fungi (phaeolus sp) which causes decay in the root plate and lower trunk. Advanced decay caused by the velvet-top fungi increases the probability of a tree uprooting and falling. The assessment determined that these mature pine trees were at the end of their useful life expectancy and should be removed.

A five-year tree removal program has now been endorsed by Council, with trees that present the highest level of risk to properties adjoining Norwood Reserve removed first. Norwood Reserve is a popular reserve and well utilised by local residents and the broader community, so we want to ensure resident and reserve users have an opportunity to have their say on:

  • What tree species should be considered for re-planting?
  • What landscaping or vegetation would enhance the area?
  • What elements you would like to see at this reserve?

Further information, including the staged removal plan, is available in the FAQ section on this page.

If you would like further information on the tree removal program for Norwood Reserve please contact us on 9298 4598 or 1300 88 22 33

A staged tree removal program will be implemented for pine trees at Norwood Reserve and we are seeking your feedback on re-planting and future enhancements.

In July 2020, following some of the mature pine trees (Pinus radiata or Radiata Pine) falling and losing limbs, an assessment was undertaken to determine the condition of 156 mature pine trees at Norwood Reserve. The health of each tree was assessed and found that some of the pines were infected with a velvet-top fungi (phaeolus sp) which causes decay in the root plate and lower trunk. Advanced decay caused by the velvet-top fungi increases the probability of a tree uprooting and falling. The assessment determined that these mature pine trees were at the end of their useful life expectancy and should be removed.

A five-year tree removal program has now been endorsed by Council, with trees that present the highest level of risk to properties adjoining Norwood Reserve removed first. Norwood Reserve is a popular reserve and well utilised by local residents and the broader community, so we want to ensure resident and reserve users have an opportunity to have their say on:

  • What tree species should be considered for re-planting?
  • What landscaping or vegetation would enhance the area?
  • What elements you would like to see at this reserve?

Further information, including the staged removal plan, is available in the FAQ section on this page.

If you would like further information on the tree removal program for Norwood Reserve please contact us on 9298 4598 or 1300 88 22 33