City of Bayswater to install anti-vandalism sign after poisoning of tree

City of Bayswater to install anti-vandalism sign after poisoning of tree

AN anti-vandalism sign will be installed at the corner of two Bayswater streets after it appeared someone deliberately poisoned a tree.

Bayswater City Council moved to install a small sign at the corner of Guildford Road and Crowther Street, Bayswater, for a two-year trial and paint the dead eucalyptus bright yellow.

Cr John Rifici said he supported the concept but did not want too many signs in the area. “It’s fine, if it doesn’t deter from quiet enjoyment of the street,” he said.

The city has installed 3mx3m anti-vandalism signs previously, but it was decided a 0.6mx1.2m sign was more appropriate at this location.

The council also moved to plant a replacement tree in the area.

An independent arborist was not hired to run tests and confirm poisoning due to an “excessive” cost of $1000-$2000.