Tree removal works to start in O’Donnell Ave, Myrtleford

18 May 2015

Work will start at the end of May to remove four large trees as well as several minor wattles, liquid amber and claret ash trees along the median area in O’Donnell Ave, Myrtleford, opposite the entrance to the showgrounds.

Alpine Shire Mayor, Cr Jan Vonarx said residents should be aware that there will be some traffic delays while the work is undertaken.

The four big trees were recommended for removal because they are either dead or present significant safety risks.

“Others will just have deadwood removed and have their canopies pruned,” Cr Vonarx said.

The trees in the median area include a variety of native and exotic species of varying health. Council recently consulted adjoining landholders, sending out 100 letters.

“We had a very positive response with all those contacted supporting the suggested tree removal and maintenance plan,” Cr Vonarx said.

“Once the work is complete we will replant the area with native shrubs to fill the gaps and provide uniformity in this area.”

The natives are suitable as there is no irrigation in the area and it is near drainage infrastructure.

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