MURRINDINDI SHIRE COUNCIL

BUSHFIRE RECOVERY TREE MARKING REPORT Silver Creek Road Hazeldene Ass date 8 Jun 2010
Assessing Arborist G. Gerdsen Rural/residential area. 2 lane bitumen road, servicing a number of properties with creek frontage bordering the northern edge. Vegetation, a mixture of very tall semi-mature Eucalyptus cypellocarpa, Eucalyptus obliqua, Eucalyptus viminalis and Acacia melanoxylon. Most of the eucalypts are regenerating well with nearly all indicating good health and vigour. However some that are close to the road edge have responded extremely well with large volumes of epicormic growth in the canopies that have caused branch end weights to be somewhat heavy for the supporting structures and need to be reduced. A number of the taller specimens have declined since the last cutting operation and require treatment.

Proposed work required includes some trims at height, especially horizontal branching of mainly dead terminals of branches that occur over the roadway. All trims required, present a hazard to road users and property infrastructure. This section of road has previously been scoped and cut to original scope of works, June 2009.

MAINTAIN MINIMUM SOIL AND VEGETATION DISTURBANCE ON ROAD RESERVE DEADWOOD AND CLEANOUT ALL CANOPIES IN SECTION Where possible retain charred trunks and large branches (hollow or other) on site for habitat.

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