Beauty becomes beast so trees to go in Dubbo street

The Dubbo Regional Council (DRC) says it will start removing eight Honey Locust trees from planter boxes in front of the Post Office on Talbragar Street on August 14.

DRC’s manager of Parks and Landcare Operations Mark Kelly said the trees are listed as a regional high priority weed across the Central West Local Land Services region under the Biosecurity Act 2015.

“A number of these trees were part of a street beautification project in Talbragar Street which pre-dated its gazettal as a priority weed,” he said.

He said the trees will be removed to comply with the law and prevent further damage to the planter boxes.

They will be replaced with Capital Pear trees. Six remaining trees at the intersection of Talbragar Street and Carrington Avenue will be replaced in the Talbragar Street beautification works scheduled for early to mid-2018.