Coun­cil sus­pects tree poi­son­ing

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Hind­marsh Shire Coun­cil lead­ers are con­cerned about dy­ing trees at Dim­boola Skate Park.

Mayor Ron Is­may said fol­low­ing coun­cil in­spec­tion of the trees and con­sul­ta­tion with the sup­plier, it ap­peared the trees might have been poi­soned.

“Coun­cil sus­pects de­lib­er­ate poi­son­ing of the trees, which is ex­tremely dis­ap­point­ing,” he said.

“The trees were planted not only to pro­vide fu­ture shade for the skate park, but also to en­hance the en­vi­ron­ment.”

Cr Is­may said the sus­pected van­dal­ism had been to po­lice.

“Coun­cil is in­ves­ti­gat­ing the pur­chase and in­stal­la­tion of mo­bile covert cam­eras,” he said.

“The cam­eras would be set up at var­i­ous lo­ca­tions, pro­vid­ing ev­i­dence to sup­port pros­e­cu­tion of any sus­pected van­dal­ism in the fu­ture.”

Cr Is­may urged peo­ple with in­for­ma­tion to call op­er­a­tions man­ager Wayne Schulze on 5391 4444, or 0428 322 835 or email [email protected]­marsh. vic.gov.au. re­ported

He said the coun­cil was devel­op­ing a ‘tree strat­egy’.

“Com­mu­nity mem­bers are in­vited to pro­vide their ideas for suit­able tree species for na­ture strips, open spa­ces and coun­cil prop­er­ties,” he said.

“We strive to keep our towns neat and tidy, to at­tract vis­i­tors to the area.”

Peo­ple can call strate­gic as­sets and plan­ning man­ager Janette Fritsch on 5391 4444 or 0428 365 527 or email [email protected]­marsh.vic.gov.au for more in­for­ma­tion about the tree strat­egy.

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