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Zero tolerance: tree 'wilfully' poisoned at Kingscliff

DISMAYED: Parks operations co-ordinator Matt McCann and Cr Carolyn Byrne with the vandalised tree in Kingscliff. Left: The sign the council plans to put up.
DISMAYED: Parks operations co-ordinator Matt McCann and Cr Carolyn Byrne with the vandalised tree in Kingscliff. Left: The sign the council plans to put up.

TWEED Shire Council is placing a sign at a Kingscliff site where a poisoned tree requires removal.

The sign reads: "This tree has been wilfully destroyed. Tweed Shire Council has a zero tolerance on such actions."

Council workers went to Terrace St after receiving a report the tree was dangerous.

"Upon inspection the tree was found to be in an advanced state of deterioration. Several drill marks approximately 8mm in diameter were noted in the base of the tree, indicating the tree had been deliberately poisoned," a report to the council stated.

"This assessment is supported by the fact that the pattern of deterioration of the tree is consistent with poisoning through this method."

Councillors at Thursday's council meeting voted to remove the tree but keep the stump and erect the sign.

Kingscliff councillor Carolyn Byrne said she was disappointed the tree was poisoned.

"There are potentially other options available," Cr Byrne said. "It is an old tree and it's been there for some time."

She said it did not reflect the community's attitude.

"Hopefully, this is an isolated incident," she said.

Tweed Shire recreational services manager Stewart Brawley said tree poisoning, fortunately, was not too common.

"The motivation for people to get rid of trees is for views or they are a nuisance," he said.

"The council's policy is not to remove trees just because they drop leaves or seeds.

"If we did, then we would be removing a lot of trees in the shire."

Mr Brawley said the council erected a sign at the site of one such incident at Banora Point and kept it there for about two years.

He said the council had received complaints about the swamp red gum on Terrace St before the poisoning incident had taken place.

Topics:  tweed shire council



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