Trees in Picton RSL Park

In October, Wollondilly Council sought community input on which species of trees should replace the declining Eucalyptus trees in Picton RSL Park.

The trees have been in decline for a number of years owing to drought conditions, sap sucking pests and repeated Corella attacks. Despite our best efforts to restore them to health, the trees now pose a potential safety hazard – and require removal.

Thank you to everyone who shared their thoughts. The Consultation Summary provides an overview of what we heard.

We have some good news – the tree trunks will get another lease on life, thanks to community groups which have some ideas for ensuring the timber is reused in a new form.

The Eucalyptus trees were removed in December 2020.

The replacement trees - advanced Illawarra Flame Trees about 3 metres in height - were planted in January 2021 by Council's Works and Parks teams.

Call our Tree Management Officer at 4677 1100 for more information.

In October, Wollondilly Council sought community input on which species of trees should replace the declining Eucalyptus trees in Picton RSL Park.

The trees have been in decline for a number of years owing to drought conditions, sap sucking pests and repeated Corella attacks. Despite our best efforts to restore them to health, the trees now pose a potential safety hazard – and require removal.

Thank you to everyone who shared their thoughts. The Consultation Summary provides an overview of what we heard.

We have some good news – the tree trunks will get another lease on life, thanks to community groups which have some ideas for ensuring the timber is reused in a new form.

The Eucalyptus trees were removed in December 2020.

The replacement trees - advanced Illawarra Flame Trees about 3 metres in height - were planted in January 2021 by Council's Works and Parks teams.

Call our Tree Management Officer at 4677 1100 for more information.

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    When selecting potential replacement species, Council considers factors including:   

    • provision of shade
    • provision of habitat
    • the character of the area
    • inclusion of local native species
    • suitability for soil and climate conditions.

    Please consider the six options and let us know your thoughts.

    There is an opportunity at the end to provide any other comments or suggestions you may have.

    Please note the pictures are just for an approximate idea.

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