Trees Poisoned Along Attadale Foreshore

City of Melville parks and environment manager Jeff Bird.Picture: Matt Jelonek        www.communitypix.com.au   d439636
City of Melville parks and environment manager Jeff Bird.Picture: Matt Jelonek        www.communitypix.com.au d439636

THOUSANDS of dollars of trees and seedlings have been destroyed by glyphosate on Attadale foreshore.

City of Melville chief executive Shayne Silcox said the poisoning targeted recent plantings by a local community group, who volunteered their time helping to restore vegetation in the area and along the riverbank.

“This incident is extremely disappointing,” he said. “The plantings were not obstructing anyone’s view of the river and the good work done to provide better natural habitats for our river life and protection for water quality, erosion and native fauna has now been reversed.

“Independent laboratory testing confirmed that glyphosate was used to poison the trees and the Swan River Trust have visited the site and assessed the damage.”

The City encouraged residents to report any suspicious activities to help protect the foreshore.