Removal of dead and infested trees
Auburn City Council will be cutting down and removing dead and dying trees in Newington.
The action comes as a result of a recent meeting with Auburn City Council staff to discuss increasing community concerns surrounding insect affected and dying trees throughout the suburb.
Council’s arborist has identified the particular species that are worse affected by insect damage and these species will not, in future, be planted in our area.
A new Tree Master Plan draft is currently being prepared and will be used to guide new tree planting in the Newington area. The Master Plan will list a variety of more suitable and sustainable trees for our area that are also compatible with the original tree character design for the area.
You will notice Council removing the worst affected trees as a matter of priority and replacement plantings will take place after Council approval of the Master Plan and before next summer.
Please note that not all trees suffering from borer will require removal. There are various trees that will at this stage be retained with only affected branches pruned.
Council asks for your patience during this time.