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Moon Hill Reserve Works to Commence 21 September 2020

15th September 2020

After public concern about their hazardous condition and acting on data within our urban tree inventory, 14 Tasmanian Blue Gum trees were removed from Moon Hill Reserve earlier this year. The trees were significantly impacted by environmental stress, borers and disease and some were in an advanced state of decay and had reached their end-of-life.

Development approval for the removal project from the Council Assessment Panel has been granted and we will soon be clearing away the stumps and delivering logs to Monarto Zoo and other sites to be used for habitat.

This work will commence on Monday 21st September and is expected to take about 2 weeks to complete. Hours of operation will typically be 8 am to 4 pm and some areas of the reserve will not be accessible during these times.

An initial replanting of no less than seven long lasting tree species along Armstrong Street and the southern end of the Collins and Aldrin Street verges will take place before the end of October 2020. The new trees are species more suited to our climate and will create a more refined eucalypt tree-scape in the reserve.

A new seat addressing the reserve will be placed amongst the tree planting.

The remaining declined Tasmanian Blue Gum in the north-eastern corner will be removed before December 2020.

We look forward to cleaning up and bringing you a safer and long lasting tree-scape over the coming months.

Thank you for your patience and understanding with this matter.

Please contact David Brooks, Team Leader Horticulture, on 8391 7200 with any queries.