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Historic Tree Removal -Queen Elizabeth Park, Lithgow

By Lithgow City Council
Posted: 13 Jun 2021
In May 2021, Lithgow City Council removed two trees from the frontage of Queen Elizabeth Park, Lithgow. This removal occurred with community safety as Council’s utmost concern. However, Council continues to request feedback on replacements.

In May 2021, two trees were removed because of the results of recent inspection. This removal occurred as part of Council’s ongoing risk management and mitigation procedure, with the safety of the community being considered as absolute priority. Council has recognised the significance of this tree and shares the community feelings of disappointment since its removal.

“The trees fronting Queen Elizabeth Park are a substantial feature of the entrance to our town”, said Lithgow City Council Mayor, Councillor Ray Thompson. “The trees shape our history and convey a wonderful progression of this city. They reinforce our dedication to the natural environment and our strong feelings of community. However, with pedestrians and motorists at risk, Council had to take proactive action.”

“With change comes opportunity though”, said Mayor Thompson. “While the tree removal is undoubtedly a loss, we now have the chance to choose how to redevelop this space through the planting of new trees and other remedial works.”

In response to the removal, Council aims to plant a series of smaller, lower impact species within the bounds of Queen Elizabeth Park. We continue to seek feedback from the community as to how this should occur. Initial proposals include the planting of at least three Chinese Pistache trees, just behind the front fence, to avoid services in the footpath, alongside the replacement of concreting damaged during the construction. These trees blend well with the surrounds, matching the greenery of Queen Elizabeth Park during summer, and displaying vibrant coppery reds in autumn. A good example is included below.

This is a suggestion only at this stage, to hopefully encourage input from residents. This is a community space and Council greatly values participation and feedback on decisions with high visibility and impact. Replanting will occur once the weather begins to warm in late winter, to maximise early growth and tree health. All submissions are encouraged to be made in writing,  .

 
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