Dan­ger­ous tree felled

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - NEWS -

A COMO res­i­dent is pleased that a tree hov­er­ing danger­ously over a cy­cling path near the Como Jetty has been re­moved.

The tree was split­ting at its trunk, with a large branch poised in a dan­ger­ous po­si­tion, so Eric Brooke con­tacted the City of South Perth on May 5 to in­form them.

He re­ceived a let­ter on May 15 that said the tree re­moval “should be car­ried out within the next two weeks, weather per­mit­ting” but no ac­tion had been taken when he con­tacted the South­ern Gazette on May 29.

After ques­tions were put to the coun­cil, the tree was re- moved on Thurs­day.

“I’m happy that the tree has been re­moved; they’ve cut it right down to ground level and what re­mains is safe,” he said.

“I think the coun­cil should lift its game; the tree had been marked ages ago, so I feel an­noyed it took this long.”

Mr Brooke said he be­lieved the tree could have killed or in­jured a cy­clist or pedes­trian.

“I thought that I should alert them, as we are get­ting into win­ter and there will be storms,” he said.

The tree branch that was lean­ing over the cy­cle path be­fore it was cut down.

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