Council suspects tree poisoning
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.