Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Opinion -

THE loss of the decades-old trees at Lath­lain Place con­tin­ues to draw com­ment on­line. Satel­lite im­agery sug­gests the two eu­ca­lypts were planted in the 1970s and not in­dige­nous to the area. One of th­ese had a his­tory of limb drop, which does not sat­isfy the Town’s safety re­quire­ments. The health of the other tree was de­te­ri­o­rat­ing and its long-term sur­vival was in ques­tion. They are be­ing re­placed with six jacaran­das and an ad­di­tional nine jacaran­das along the verges, se­lected for their known har­di­ness, canopy dense­ness, ap­pro­pri­ate­ness for pedes­trian ar­eas, and wa­ter­ing re­quire­ments. - War­ren Bow, Town of

Vic­to­ria Park Such a shame. This kind of thing that can turn an older, well-es­tab­lished com­mu­nity into common suburbia.

- Roscoe Re­mov­ing eu­ca­lyp­tus trees, which sup­ported the area’s na­tive birds and wildlife, for jacaranda? - Tan­non After cut­ting down two beau­ti­ful trees it’s clear the Town doesn’t care about their/our trees much.

- Mike M

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