Ferry Rd foreshore trees to be replaced
Central Coast Council has told Member for Gosford Ms Liesl Tesch it will replace trees removed from the Ettalong Beach foreshore by council contractors.
Council planning director Dr Alice Howe said the "six dead banksia trees" located on the Council reserve at Ferry Rd "are likely to have been poisoned some time ago".
"However, the tree assessment was unable to find evidence to support that conclusion," she said in a letter to Ms Tesch, who had raised the matter on behalf of a constituent.
"The trees were inspected by Council's team leader public tree risk management and operations on August 4 in relation to a customer service request.
"Based on the risk assessment, it was determined that the there was an arboricultural requirement to undertake the removal of six dead Banksia trees, as the trees posed an unacceptable risk to people and property, with no remedial works suitable to mitigate the risk.
"Council organised the removal of the trees by appropriately qualified tree contractors."
Letter, 20 Oct 2023
Alice Howe, Central Coast Council