31 Albert Street, Goodwood SA 5034

Remove significant tree - Agonis flexuosa (Willow Myrtle)

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We found this application for you on the planning authority's website 6 months ago. It was received by them 1 day earlier.

(Source: City of Unley, reference 122/2019/NEW)

6 Comments

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  1. Philip Henschke wrote to local councillor Michael Hewitson

    Why?
    PS planning alert list of councillors is quite out of date with Lachlan Clyne still listed as well as departed councillors eg John Koumi

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    Michael Hewitson local councillor for City of Unley
    replied to Philip Henschke

    Dear Phillip,
    Thank you for pointing this out. I will ask Julie Kerr our executive PA who is helping me keep up with the volume of emails and issues to follow this up so we are up to date!

    Kind regards,
    Michael

    Mayor Michael Hewitson AM
    Unley Council
    City of Unley
    P: 0439 752 867
    unley.sa.gov.au

  2. Emma Miller commented

    I would like to know why this tree must go. It looks healthy and is on council property. If it is just for shading on solar panels, this is a precedent that cannot be made as all trees would subsequently be at risk.

  3. Emma Miller wrote to local councillor Jennie Boisvert

    I would like to know why this tree must go. It looks healthy and is on council property. If it is just for shading on solar panels, this is a precedent that cannot be made as all trees would subsequently be at risk

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    Jennie Boisvert local councillor for City of Unley
    replied to Emma Miller

    Dear Emma, I do not know why it has been listed for removal but will ask staff if they can comment. I suspect that the tree has been damaged to such an extent that it'd integrity has been compromised, Regards, Jennie

  4. Malcolm wrote to local councillor Michael Hewitson

    I totally agree with Emma...enough is enough with people coming into the neighbourhood we all love, and then trying to change things. I would very strongly suspect that this tree was there a long time before the applicant's owned this property. If you don't like the way the area looks, then I'd respectfully suggest you move elsewhere.

    Delivered to local councillor Michael Hewitson. They are yet to respond.

  5. Cr Jennie Boisvert wrote to local councillor Jennie Boisvert

    Th tree concerned is not either of the trees in the front yard but rather a different tree at the back. Therefore, the tree is not on Council land. The reasons that the applicants arborist believe that the tree should be removed include:
    • The tree displays substantial health decline and has a short life expectancy.
    • Foliage throughout the remaining crown shows insect infestation
    • The tree integrity indicates that the tree has an elevated potential for ongoing branch failure.
    • There are no reasonable or realistic remedial options
    The Council arborist will also assess the tree before a decision is made balancing the arguments for and against removal.

    Delivered to local councillor Jennie Boisvert. They are yet to respond.

  6. F Potts commented

    A very useful summary of the circumstances, but it is unfortunate but private clients rarely retain an arborist whose views on the health and safety of an individual tree aren't in accordance with their own; hence the importance the Council's arborist. Are the reports of the Council arborist made publically available?

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