Town hall trees to be replaced

TREES FACE AXE: Mount Gambier City Council city infrastructure manager Nick Serle at the town hall, where 13 oriental plane trees will be replaced with a variety better suited to windy conditions. The current trees have had a history of branch failure since they were planted in 2013. Picture: BRITTANY DENTON

MOUNT Gambier City Council will remove and replace 13 trees around the town hall over the next two years following an assessment by an independent arborist.

Of 27 trees assessed in the Cave Gardens precinct, 13 Oriental Plane Trees located on Commercial Street, Bay Road and Watson Terrace were found to be of poor structure with a likelihood of continued branch failure.

The trees were

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