Through Council’s ongoing tree monitoring program, the trees have been identified as deceased, dying, diseased or potentially dangerous to pedestrians, motorists and adjacent buildings.
Councillor Geoff McMullen, Portfolio Chair for Environment said that monitoring Maranoa’s iconic bottle trees is a high priority for Council.
“Council understands that our iconic bottle trees are important to the community and their health is a high priority, which is why we consider all options before removing them,” Cr McMullen said.
“The trees have been professionally assessed and monitored over the past few months, with a majority of the trees being replaced where possible.”
The trees on Heroes Avenue as well as outside the Roma Library on Hawthorne Street will be replaced with locally sourced natives and are anticipated to be established by Anzac Day 2017.
Residents are asked to please be aware of possible disruptions to traffic and foot-path access at the following locations:
- Roma Southern Road
- Station Street
- Hawthorne Street
- Wyndham Street
- Crystal Street
- Twine Street
- Charles Street
- Gregory Street
Council thanks residents for their patience and apologises for any inconvenience.
Works are expected to be complete by Friday, 1 July 2016.