Parramatta North Update
Following the severe storms in February this year, we engaged an expert arborist to undertake a review of the damaged trees in the Parramatta North Heritage Core. Their advice is to remove six trees and prune damaged branches from several others within the southern section of the Cumberland Hospital site at North Parramatta to ensure the safety of the community and the integrity of our historically significant buildings.
Of the six trees to be removed, two are already dead and the remaining four pose a danger to people and buildings. The four damaged trees are; two evergreen alders (native to Central America), one eucalypt and one silky oak. None of the trees being removed have been assessed as being of high heritage significance.
The Office of Environment and Heritage has advised that the tree removal may proceed under the Heritage Act 1977.
The tree removal and pruning is expected to begin on Monday 6 May, weather permitting.
If wildlife is found during tree removal works, work will stop until a trained wildlife handler attends the site or the animal relocates itself. If archaeological relics or Aboriginal artefacts are found, works will stop until further investigations can be made.