City encouraging locals to report tree damage

The City of Cockburn has stationed a temporary electronic message board on Forrest Road to encourage people to report tree damage.

The trailer-mounted sign has been positioned on the verge near Marshwood Retreat in Coolbellup in front of three jarrah trees that are dying as a result of suspected poisoning.

The City of Cockburn Streetscape Supervisor said there was evidence of drill holes near the base of the trees which the City suspected were used to poison the trees.

The City was notified of the trees’ decline by a resident through a customer request for further information about the decline of the trees. 

This is all the City knows at this point but it is hoped the community can provide further information so the City can investigate further.

The trees will be monitored and further tests may be conducted to determine the cause of death. It is likely the trees will be removed in the near future and replaced with new trees. 

Removal of street trees without Council consent is prohibited under the Local Government Act (1995) and there are fines of up to $2,000.

To request pruning or maintenance of a street tree visit the City’s website, call 9411 3444, email  [email protected], or speak to us in person at 9 Coleville Crescent, Spearwood. 

If you have any information about vandalism or damage to these or any other local trees, call the City on 9411 3444.

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