A NUMBER of trees in Fords Road Thirroul will be removed by Wollongong City Council on Tuesday and Wednesday this week.
Council said the work is required to address the dangerous nature of the trees and to reduce the risk of falling branches.
The trees were inspected by Council’s arborists and an independent arborist after a 5m branch fell from one of the trees earlier this year. Council said the trees were found to be unsafe, with extensive hollows and rotting in their trunks.
Residents have been informed of the work that will take place between 9am-3pm both days.
To protect the safety of Council workers, Endeavour Energy will close off power on Fords Road between 9am-3pm and will have staff onsite while the work is carried out.
Between 9am-3pm on both days Fords Road will be closed to through traffic at Hicks Road and there will be no through traffic to Sylvan Estate.
Council said it understands the work may cause inconvenience to residents and apologises for any disruption it may cause. However, it says it consider the work essential for the safety of residents