- Created on Wednesday, 06 December 2017 08:19
As you would now be aware, once a street tree has been planted on your verge, it then becomes the responsibility of the resident to nurture it. Council are responsible for investigating any incidents relating to the damage of street trees and for replacing dead trees. It should be noted that Council can also apply fines and replacement costs for the deliberate mistreatment of trees. Unfortunately Council lost a large volume of trees during the recent dry spell and have therefore been forced to implement a Street-Tree Planting Program in 2019 in order to budget and plan for the replacement of trees in the Camden Council areas. Therefore if you require a replacement tree on your verge, it may now take over a year to get it replaced once you report it to Council, pending their investigation into why it died/was damaged in the first place. So we encourage all residents to try to water your trees throughout the summer and during any dry spells during 2018 to help prevent large losses in the estate.