Falling tree branch sparks fears for park users

A Noranda resident has expressed concern that a fallen tree branches could hurt someone.
A Noranda resident has expressed concern that a fallen tree branches could hurt someone.

Mrs Knight lives opposite the reserve and said she was woken up early on July 2 by a noise that that turned out to be a branch falling down.

Bayswater Mayor Terry Kenyon said a maintenance crew removed the fallen branch on the same day.

He said that large tree branches did fall from time to time, but that it did not happen often.

Mrs Knight said big branches had occasionally fallen over the years.

‘Once my daughter was near the playground but had moved away very shortly before a branch came down from the tree they were playing around ” they heard it crack from the other side of the park,’ she said.

‘The park is a very well used park with both adults who use it for walking and lots of small children using the facilities almost on a daily basis ” even after school ” so the fact that it happened at night was extremely fortunate.

‘The trees are very big and unfortunately being gums are known to drop branches after long bouts of dry weather. They do add to the aesthetic of the park and I wouldn’t like to see them go, but if they are becoming more dangerous perhaps they could be pruned so that the risk of falling branches is lessened.’

To report fallen tree branches, call the technical services customer service on 9272 0115.