Pimpinio tree works planned

Horsham Rural City Council is planning for the pruning and removal of identified sugar gums in the township of Pimpinio.

As part of its tree management plan, HRCC regularly assesses the conditions of the municipality’s trees to ensure they are free from hazards.

Infrastructure Director John Martin said works along Church Street were scheduled to start on Monday 24 August.

“During a Council Community Conversation meeting, Pimpinio residents reported some concerns about the state of the sugar gums along the Western Highway,” Mr Martin said.

“Many of the trees in the township are the responsibility of Regional Roads Victoria and some trimming works have already been done for the trees close to highway.

“There are also 34 trees along the nearby service roads that are Council’s responsibility. Eleven of these have been earmarked for removal and another 15 will be trimmed.

“Where the removals create a significant gap in the plantation, we plan to replant with Angophora costata (smooth barked apple myrtle),” he said.

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