5 Ravensthorpe Av Millswood SA 5034

Removal of Significant Tree (Eucalyptus Obliqua hybrid)

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We found this application for you on the planning authority's website 14 days ago. It was received by them 3 days earlier.

(Source: South Australia Planning Portal, reference 21027541)

10 Comments

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  1. Fran Smith commented

    As co-owner of a significant tree located only a few hundred metres from this one, I'm well aware of the mess they make by dropping litter into gutters and on the ground and so on. But the retention of our tree canopy is crucial to our efforts to fight a warming climate. And that is crucial to the lives of our grandchildren and their grandchildren.
    This application to remove the tree should be REJECTED.

  2. Anne Wharton commented

    I endorse Fran Smith's comments. This lovely big eucalypt appears to be on the back boundary and looks healthy. It may have had a couple of limbs cut off but hopefully it can be maintained with pruning. We desperately need these trees for all the ecoservices they give us. The application should be refused.

  3. Cathy Chua commented

    In addition to Fran Smith's points, I would add the hugely important aesthetic benefits of these trees to all in the area, including mental health benefits.

  4. Wendy Bevan commented

    Please don’t remove anothwr significant tree that provides shade, canopy, habitat. We’ve lost enough already

  5. Adele &Mark Wotzke commented

    As a residents of this suburb we are becoming increasingly distressed about the number of mature trees being felled for convenience. A neighbor at Bellevue Place has recently removed around 15 mature,healthy full canopy trees to put in a minimalist garden. We cannot continue to stand by while the council and SA planning turns a blind eye to the tree by tree destruction of our once green shaded suburb. We are ALL responsible for climate change and we must ALL work toward a solution!
    Adele and Mark Wotzke.

  6. Tori Potter commented

    Without trees we would not be able to live in this city. Trees are sacred. People may think, ‘what is one tree?’ One tree is everything. When one tree is felled for personal desire and whim, then another will be allowed to be felled and then another. It sets a precedent. The trees are worlds in themselves for insects and wildlife and give great comfort, shade and relief in this dusty and very noisy area. Council, I ask you to protect this tree and all other healthy albeit old and sometimes ravaged trees in your domain. If Council will not be this trees protector and advocate, if council allows the removal and killing of healthy trees, if council won’t support the vast majority of people in the area who live and love the area for its green, leafy, verdant nature so close to the CBD, then ‘Houston, we have a problem’ !

  7. Isabel Fforde commented

    There is no reason given here as to why the tree needs to be removed. I agree with all the previous commenters. Yes, these large trees can be a nuisance - I live with my neighbour's huge gum shedding into my garden, filling my gutters, lifting my pavers and burrowing into my drains. However, I would not want its removal - the multitude of birdlife, insects, animals (even though the possum eats my plants) that live and feed on the tree is fantastic. The loss of big trees across the Unley Council area is terrible - despite the council having a "greening" policy. Replacement by a tiny sapling is not a solution and cannot provide the ecological and climatic benefits for many, many decades. We need to keep mature trees.
    Please do not approve this application to remove the tree.

  8. Cathy Chua commented

    It's heartening, and particularly pertinent, that people who live with these trees are saying here yes, they can be an inconvenience, but so what? How can that be a reason to remove a tree?

  9. Leah commented

    Side note to fellow tree lovers - there is a gathering in Helen Mayo park tmrw Saturday 16 Oct organised by the Adelaide parklands association, in response to a grand daddy planning application to rezone along the riverbank - ie Helen Mayo park where there are over 250 mature trees - for a new entertainment stadium. Check out their Facebook page or the event link here https://www.facebook.com/507795122620067/posts/4430027857063421/?d=n

    If you can’t make it but don’t want to see the parkland further eradicated then consider writing to the premier. Premier@sa.gov.au

  10. Leah commented

    Side note to fellow tree lovers - there is a gathering in Helen Mayo park tmrw Saturday 16 Oct organised by the Adelaide parklands association, in response to a grand daddy planning application to rezone along the riverbank - ie Helen Mayo park where there are over 250 mature trees - for a new entertainment stadium. Check out their Facebook page or the event link here https://www.facebook.com/507795122620067/posts/4430027857063421/?d=n

    If you can’t make it but don’t want to see the parkland further eradicated then consider writing to the premier. Premier@sa.gov.au

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