Oak trees to come tumbling down on Constitution Avenue

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ROADS ACT Director Tony Gill has given notice that a vast tree removal and replacement program is kicking off on Constitution Avenue.

“Of approximately 250 existing oak trees, 120 will be removed, the majority of which are in poor condition. Around 200 new eight metre high established oak trees will be planted in their place,” Tony said.

“The trees will be replaced in stages throughout the project, starting near Vernon Circle and gradually moving towards Anzac Parade.

“50 new crepe myrtles will also be planted along the southern verge to enhance the existing oak trees.”

“CityNews” has learned that the trees will at least not be woodchipped.

“We are providing the felled timber to a range of local wood workers and artisans who were contacted about the available timber,” a TAMS spokesperson said.

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