45 East Avenue, Millswood SA 5034

1 regulated tree removal - Corymbia citriodora (Lemon Scented Gum)

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We found this application for you on the planning authority's website 3 months ago. It was received by them 1 day earlier.

(Source: City of Unley, reference 483/2020/NEW)

9 Comments

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  1. Cathy Chua commented

    Dear City of Unley, please keep the tree. We walk along this area regularly and there aren't enough trees/shade.

  2. Scott commented

    The tree in question is a risk to the children and families that live around it, and this particular tree is no where near the footpath to 'shade your walk'. I would have greater concern for the recent councils actions in cutting down of 'shade' trees along the trainline on Cormer Parade.

  3. Nathan Wright commented

    This is a beautiful tree but unfortunately it’s too dangerous for a residential area. I live next door to it, and we are under constant threat from the falling limbs. I’ve had to move our trampoline into the front yard in an attempt to keep the children away from danger. Please think of the residents living in direct proximity of it. If anybody concerned about this application would like to get in touch, I’d be happy to supply photo’s of the damage it’s done over the years.

  4. Zhong Zhuang commented

    Dangerous trees can be managed relatively easily. Urban heat island effect from loss of vegetation is much more difficult to mitigate and drives more global heating through use of airconditioning. Keep the tree.

  5. Gemma commented

    I wouldn’t be risking my kids lives because of global warming, we had a similar tree for years, had regular arborist reports that all said the tree was safe, then one day an entire limb fell down metres from my husband and father in law. Gum trees are beautiful, but this tree has lost a heap of limbs and needs to go.

  6. Julienne Lenain commented

    The amazing tree at number 47 East Avenue, next door to this one, was taken down in January last year. It took a week for the removal, the tree was so large. Just devastating!
    Now, this one next door, one and a half years later. The removal of these large trees is just catastrophic for our area and the environment. The trees need to be cared for by aborists so they can stay healthy, not removed. Rules need to change so that these trees can remain healthy and nurtured.

  7. Clair commented

    These sort of trees shouldn't be planted in back yards, they are prone to dropping limbs with no warning.
    New plants will replace this tree to create a safe & healthy environment for my family to live in.
    We have a right to feel safe and enjoy our own backyard.

  8. Nathan commented

    “Dangerous trees can be managed relatively easily.” Accept when they can’t... at which point they need to be removed.

    This tree isn’t an ancient specimen, it’s only 30 years old. Since it’s a requirement to plant 2 trees in its place I won’t be losing sleep over its removal. I do lose sleep on windy nights when I have to go sleep at the other end of my house to get out of danger.

    “The trees need to be cared for by arborists so they can stay healthy”… so many assumptions being made here. It might surprise these keyboard warriors to know that the decision to remove a tree can be quite distressing for the owner as well. I own the house at # 47 where that huge tree was removed. We didn’t have a choice but to remove it. It was a horrible decision to have to make. Add to this the stress of nosy neighbours passing uninformed judgement, it’s wasn’t a pleasant experience.

    It makes me cringe seeing people make harsh and absolute judgements about situations they know nothing about. Yuck

  9. Cathy Chua commented

    Nathan, On the one hand, I agree with you that people including myself express very pro-tree judgements here all the time. Obviously most people are unlikely to know the precise situation of any particular tree.

    But nonetheless, I think we have an obligation to keep saying trees, trees, trees.

    How long will it take for the two 'trees' which will evidently have to be planted in its place take to have the same meaning? And not even just environmental meaning but aesthetic as well? Perhaps one answer is in removing such trees, it is required to plant two substantially advanced trees in its place. Is that a solution?

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