Dangerous trees removed in Warwick's Leslie Park
15 May 2019
Three sick trees
will be removed from Warwick’s Leslie Park this week after being identified as
dangerous and posing a risk to the community.
Downs Regional Council will remove one tree from the Fitzroy Street side of the
park and another two near the corner of Guy and Albert Streets.
for Events, Sport, Parks and Recreation Yve Stocks said concern for public
safety is Council’s first priority.
never like to see trees in our parks and community spaces damaged or removed,
unfortunately these trees are dying and have become a risk to public health and
safety,” Cr Stocks said.
dangerous trees have been removed Council will endeavor to replace them as
soon as possible as part of its regular tree planting schedule for Leslie Park.
committed to maintaining the park as a beautiful area offering family friendly
activities and as a part of Warwick’s rich heritage and history.”
trees were decaying due to previous termite activity, general decay and
reaching the end of their life expectancy, which could potentially lead to dead
branches falling and injuring visitors.
is listed as a heritage area under the Queensland Heritage Act 1992, and SDRC
has received approval from the Queensland Department of Environment and Science
to remove the trees.
works should be completed by the end of today and the trees will be replaced with
similar species under the guidelines of the Heritage Act.
information, contact SDRC’s Parks and Gardens Team on 1300 MY SDRC (1300 697
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