On the chopping block

I wonder if they would also do the same for the mature eucalyptus grandii trees planted on the verge at the northern end of Civic Drive in Wanneroo about 40 years ago.

These trees are not native to WA, and adjoin a small park which has local banksia, jarrah and sheoak, along with zamia palms about eight to 10 metres high.

These grandii trees are about 20 to 25 metres high, regularly drop branches onto Civic Drive and the roots are crossing under the road.

The council has already removed roots and some trees when it suited them, such as to construct Windan Way and to extend the swimming pool complex.

It’s only a matter of time before these large branches cause a fatality to a motorist or pedestrian.

They should be removed and replaced with something indigenous to the locality.