Carlisle residents urge Dept of Communities to reconsider plans to remove large tree


The large gum tree on Bishopsgate is set to come down.
The large gum tree on Bishopsgate is set to come down.

THE Department of Communities have been urged to reconsider plans to remove a large gum tree from a backyard in Carlisle.

The department is going to remove the tree from 136 Bishopsgate Street because of issues with the fence and pipes.

Department of Communities Housing assistant director general Greg Cash said the tree would be removed within the next 10 days.

“The Department of Communities’ regional office has concerns about the invasive root system affecting the sewerage, drainage and fencing systems at the complex,” he said.

“Complaints have been received from the tenants at the complex and a private owner living behind the property as the tree is causing consistent maintenance issues and there are significant concerns about falling limbs.”

Vic Park Trees member Heather Johnstone said she would like other options explored.

“It seems like they are being risk adverse rather than looking at different options,” she said.

“Lots of people have expressed their disappointment on Facebook.

“It’s an issue because there no longer many trees like this in the area because of infill, it’s a tree that you notice when you are driving down the street.”

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