Registered tree could go

Located on Norfolk Street in South Perth, the tree was registered in 2002.

Council officers recommended the preservation order placed on the tree be repealed to facilitate its removal and eliminate the risk of further damage to adjacent infrastructure.

Council will decide at tonight’s council meeting whether to go ahead with the removal.

The officers report said the tree had demonstrated signs of root upheaval, which could result in the development of large roots under the adjacent dwellings. Two of the residents consulted said they would like another tree planted in the same location but the report said it was not recommended because it would be on top of the junction of the deep sewerage line and water main.