Elm trees to be removed

Published on 22 May 2020

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Two large elm trees in Ford Street Beechworth (outside Freemans on Ford) which are in very poor condition are due to be removed and will be replaced with new English Elms.

The removal of these trees is part of Council’s Elm Tree Replacement Program and is supported by the Beechworth Trees Reference Group. We've had an independent arborist inspect the trees and confirmed that they have reached the end of their useful life and showing obvious signs of decay. As a precaution and in preparation for the works, we have cordoned off the parking area adjacent to the trees.

Works will take place over the coming weeks and will include some improvements to the concrete path and kerb in the immediate vicinity of the trees to repair damage and to provide an improved growing environment for the new trees which will be planted following the concreting works.

This means the popular fairy garden will also be temporarily lost from this site, but will be returned once the new trees have been planted.  We have been in close consultation with the owner of Freemans on Ford, who also owns the garden.

We're asking for community suggestions on locations to relocate the garden in the short term so that local families can continue to enjoy it. If you have an idea, email us.


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