Community invited to Anderson Street tree meeting

17 February 2014

COMMUNITY members who want to learn more about the health of the mature elm trees along Anderson Street in Bright are invited to attend a meeting on Tuesday, 25 February at 10am on-site.

Council Chief Executive Office Dave Barry said that trees are critically important to tourism and underpin our economy, not to mention their immense value to us as residents.

“We are committed to improving how we listen to our ratepayers and holding this consultation meeting prior to making any decision on the trees in Anderson Street is an example of this,” he said.

The arborist responsible for assessing the trees will attend the meeting so that community members are provided with the opportunity to discuss any concerns directly.

Council also intends to do future improvements works on Anderson Street and the tree management works are not linked to those works.

“In consultation with the community we are committed to making decisions that ensure trees are replaced at the right time both to keep our towns looking the way they now and to keep our communities out of danger,” Mr Barry said.

“We understand that tree management is an issue that our communities feel very passionate about, we share that passion and want to take the time to explain some of the challenges that we face – we are inviting everyone with an interest to attend this meeting.”

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