Emergency tree removal at Goomboora Park

Council is undertaking emergency works to remove three trees at Goomboora Park in Brinsmead.

All three trees have been impacted by the fungus Pyrrhoderma noxium (brown root rot), are severely decayed, and pose an immediate risk to park users.

The fungus attacks tree roots causing decay, which cuts off water and nutrient supply to the crown and results in tree death.

One of the decayed trees is being removed today as a matter of urgency as it is leaning towards the playground and barbecue area and is located very close to the toilet block.

The other two trees will be removed tomorrow.

Council recently undertook a mapping exercise of trees in the park which alerted officers to several trees that displayed disease and decay.

Following inspection and further assessment, it was determined that the three fig trees were a public safety risk as the park is well utilised.

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