a worrying trend

As you look around Maroondah in particular on higher ground you will notice severe die-back of our local indigenous Stringy bark Eucalyptustree-dieback-2  tree-dieback-1trees, in fact so bad that some trees have lost their battle to survive. This can be partially attributed to age but more importantly  the 10 year drought which left them severely stressed.

CCS is going to be proactive about this and will be formally asking Candlebark nursery to do seed collection of surviving trees and propagating hundreds of new tree for our future. We will keep you informed as to our progress and will be working with Council to find the best way of getting replacement tiny trees to survive and hopefully replace all that die.

September 9, 2016 · Liz Sanzaro · 2 Comments
Posted in: General

2 Responses

  1. Ben Williams - September 24, 2016

    Hi Liz, is this related to the extreme pruning being inflicted by the Maroondah Council lately? It seems that no reserve is being spared, with many, many trees begin amputated so that they then die, or cut down completely. For examples, see Grandfill Reserve, the trees at the end of Edith Av, those off Forest Court, and what is nothing short of a massacre to the north of Dorset Golf Course.

  2. Liz Sanzaro - November 12, 2016

    Hi Ben, no the trees that are dying have not been pruned at all. It is most evident along the ridgelines, which may possibly be resulting from lack of water in comparison to in valleys. Council is undertaking a comprehensive review of every tree and creating a register of all their tree assets in reserves and on roadsides, so that they have a baseline from which to assess what is likely to be lost and what is currently healthy.
    Wombolano park is an example of how as the canopy had dried and dropped leaves the mid story and weed species have more light and have grown out of proportion, thus creating a possible hazard in dry weather.
    Sometimes pruning can assist a tree under stress. I do not know about the specific trees that you have mentioned. Thanks for your question.

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