AFTER a preliminary review the Heritage Council says the avenue of lemon-scented gum trees facing the axe in Wattle Grove warrants a full assessment.
The trees along Welshpool Road East are set to be cut down to allow for the construction of a slip lane to provide access to the St Peter’s Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Church.
Save the Gum Trees of Wattle Grove co-ordinator Vanessa Mazza said the news was encouraging.
“I am greatly encouraged by the ongoing support of the National Trust and the recent Heritage Council’s determination that after a preliminary review the Avenue of Lemon Scented Gums warranted full assessment.
“We hope in time that this leads to the permanent protection of this significant environmental, heritage and community asset.”