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Last updated on 11 September 2023
Council will begin tree removal works on an unsafe Pin Oak tree located in Honour Avenue, Macedon this week.
A split in the trunk of the tree, indicating internal decay, was discovered by a Council contractor on 30 August. To ensure public safety, the tree was temporarily braced until a proper assessment could be arranged.
An independent arborist assessment was conducted on 31 August to advise if anything could be done to retain the tree due to its significance from a heritage perspective. The assessment confirmed the decay to be too severe and a recommendation was made to remove it within two weeks, citing the potential risks to the community and nearby properties.
As the tree is heritage-listed, Heritage Victoria has been consulted regarding its removal.
Following the removal of the tree and its stump, a replacement tree will be planted within 30 days, subject to availability.
Adjacent property owners have been advised of the tree's removal.