Saturday, October 30, 2010

significant tree down in belgrave

I was disappointed to learn from locals that a significant tree, a Mountain Grey Gum, in Alexander's Carpark had been felled. In following up how it came to be cut down I learnt that the tree had been felled by SPAusnet as it had been assessed as hazardous and could compromise the high voltage power lines nearby.

This tree has been under ongoing monitoring by the Shire of Yarra Ranges for some time, however we were not consulted by SPAusnet about the removal so could not discuss the management and ongoing future of the tree with them.

I have spoken to SPAusnet directly to ask them to consider changing their processes so the shire can be notified of these significant and prominent removals so a considered response can be planned in the future. It wont save this Mountain Grey, but perhaps it will save others in the future.

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