Bays stately Norfolk Pines face the chop - 9th
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more of Byron Bay's iconic Norfolk Pines face the
trees on Shirley Street in Byron Bay will need to
be removed on October 20.
works will commence from 7am through to 5pm.
Shire Council's infrastructure services director,
Phil Holloway said the despite working with a number
of independent arborists, the two trees cannot be
saved and need to be removed for safety reasons.
Holloway said that the Norfolk Pine trees have not
recovered from the severe hail storms that hit Byron
Bay at the end of 2013.
treatment and additional care programs, we had to
remove five trees at the end of 2014 and we've now
lost another two.
will continue to monitor and care for the remaining
trees, but it could be that the trees are nearing
the end of their lifespan and will need to be replaced
over the coming years.
the trees have been removed, replacement juvenile
Norfolk Pines will be planted to maintain the avenue
effect," he said.
signage and barriers will be installed in the area
on the previous evening to prevent parking.
access to homes and businesses may be affected in
the short term, however an on-site traffic controller
will be on hand to assist.
apologises for the inconvenience that the works may