Spotted gums to get the chop

TWO Spotted Gums are to be removed from Pioneer Park, Wollongong.
The two gums, Corymbia Maculata, are located on the western boundary near the children’s playground equipment.
Wollongong City Council said insect damage has caused the decline in the trees structural integrity and they pose a threat to park users’ safety.
Council will also remove two Eucalypts from the ground of Beaton Park Leisure Centre. One of the trees has died while the other is dying and may cause a threat to public safety.
In order to maintain public safety these trees will be removed within the next month should weather conditions permit.
For more information call Council on (02) 4227 7111.

About Mick Roberts

A Sydney journalist, writer and historian, Mick Roberts specialises in Australian cultural history, particularly associated with the Australian hotel and liquor industry. Mick has had an interest in revealing the colourful story of pubs, inns and associated industries in Australia for over 30 years. He is currently working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides writing a number of history books, Mick has owned and managed several community newspapers. He was one time editor of the Wollongong Northern News, The Bulli Times, The Northern Times, The Northern Leader and The Local - all located in the Wollongong region. As a journalist he has worked for Rural Press, Cumberland (News Limited), Sydney based, City News, and Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW. He currently calls the inner-Sydney suburb of Surry Hills home.


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