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Par­adise Place, St Clair Res­i­dents say this tree has been re­ported to Pen­rith Coun­cil many times as huge branches have fallen al­ready. Res­i­dents claim tree pro­fes­sion­als say “it will fall at any time”. With 15 chil­dren liv­ing in the street, many res­i­dents are wor­ried.

THIS WEEK:

Copeland Rd

Par­adise Place

DAN­GER­OUS trees at St Clair and Emerton have topped the list of con­cerns s se­lected by read­ers in NewsLo­cal’s Neigh­bour­hood Res­cue cam­paign.

Res­i­dents made com­plaints about a large and lean­ing tree on Par­adise Place at St Clair.

Af­ter al­ready drop­ping a b branch, dam­ag­ing a garage, t they feared it could come d down at any time.

On Copeland Rd at Emert ton, res­i­dents were fed up with the dam­age be­ing caused by a large tree hang­ing over their back­yards.

A Black­town Coun­cil s spokes­woman said when a d dan­ger­ous tree was re­port-

Ped, its tree man­age­ment of­fi­cers in­spected the tree. It would then be as­sessed for what­ever works may be re­quired, in­clud­ing re­moval if nec­es­sary.

“The pub­lic can con­tact the coun­cil on 9839 6000 if they iden­tify a tree that may pose a hazard,” she said. A spokesman for Pen­rith Coun­cil said when trees were on pri­vate prop­erty, res­i­dents could lodge an ap­pli­ca­tion with the coun­cil for prun­ing or re­moval works.

“Coun­cil of­fi­cers will in­spect the tree and may is­sue an ap­proval to prune or re­move it,” he said.

De­tails: 4732 7777. Copeland Rd, Emerton Res­i­dents fear a large tree over hang­ing their back­yards is caus­ing dam­age. From leaves block­ing gut­ters caus­ing leaks and branches fall­ing which could cause in­jury, res­i­dents say are fright­ened and want it gone.

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