Foreshore is looking ‘better’
The Tocumwal foreshore ‘facelift’ got underway last week with fantastic results.
Under the Berrigan Shire Council Tree Management Plan 13 unstable trees were removed from the foreshore area and the remainder were trimmed to reduce the risk of falling branches.
Under the plan a second boat ramp will be installed in the new year together with regeneration work on the entire area and attached walking tracks.
Berrigan Shire gener- al manager Rowan Perkins said a large section of the foreshore had been fenced off since a gum tree fell in September 2010 and the root system of a number of remaining trees had rotted, giving them a life expectancy of less than five years and were at serious risk of falling.
The Tocumwal Foreshore Committee of Management assisted in the planning of the pro- ject which has significantly changed the face of the Foreshore - just in time for the busy summer season.
The dead and dying trees have been removed and work will begin in the new year on regenerating the grass and flora around the boat ramps.
‘‘Already it looks much better,’’ Mr Perkins said.
‘‘The results speak for themselves, there is a lot more space and most importantly it is significantly safer for use by the general public.’’