LOVELY: This beautiful sunset was captured up at Campbell's Park with a Bottle Tree in the foreground.
Photo Tom Gillespie / Western Star
LOVELY: This beautiful sunset was captured up at Campbell's Park with a Bottle Tree in the foreground. Photo Tom Gillespie / Western Star Tom Gillespie

Council to remove and replace dangerous bottle trees

SOME of Roma’s iconic bottle trees will be removed and replanted on Monday, as part of the ongoing bottle tree management plan from Maranoa Regional Council.

Through Council’s ongoing tree monitoring program, the trees that have been identified as deceased, dying, diseased or potentially dangerous the public will be removed and replaced where possible.

Councillor Geoff McMullen said that monitoring Maranoa’s iconic bottle trees remains a high priority for Council.

"Council understands that our iconic bottle trees are important to the community, and their health is a high priority, which is why we consider all options before removing them," Cr McMullen said.

"The trees have been professionally assessed and monitored over the past few months, with a majority of the trees being replaced where possible."

The trees on Heroes Avenue and outside the Roma Library will be replaced with locally sourced natives and are anticipated to be established by Anzac Day 2017.

Residents are asked to please be aware of possible disruptions to traffic and foot-path access at the following locations:

  •  Roma Southern Road
  •  Station Street
  •  Hawthorne Street
  •  Wyndham Street
  •  Crystal Street
  •  Twine Street
  •  Charles Street
  •  Gregory Street

Works are expected to be complete by Friday, 1 July 2016.


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