SIGNS are going up on trees around Bendigo ear-marked for removal by the City of Greater Bendigo council.
A big Bunya Pine at Lake Weeroona is among the trees due to be cut down, following the affects of the drought.
“The Parks and Natural Reserves Unit has now commenced signage placement on significant trees to inform our users of their pending removal and to contact us if they have any enquiries,” council Parks and Natural Reserves manager Simon Harrison said.
“We have recently implemented further improvements to our tree maintenance program involving the use of both council team members and contractors to further assist with the management and protection of our trees.”
Mr Harrison said council currently has 300 requests for tree maintenance from residents across Bendigo.
He said a further 800 trees require monitoring for possible maintenance work.
Mr Harrison said the Bunya Pine at Lake Weeroona was damaged during the drought.
“The tree at Lake Weeroona has been identified for removal through our inspection processes where Arboriculture Team Parks from the Natural Reserves Unit undertake prescribed inspections of trees across the municipality.“Combined with ongoing damage from corellas and other wildlife, and the fact this tree is quite old, this has resulted in its decline and subsequent need for its removal.”