Four Norfolk Pine trees face the chop in Geraldton for safety reasons

Staff reporterGeraldton Guardian
Norfolk Pines on Fitzgerald Street.
Camera IconNorfolk Pines on Fitzgerald Street. Credit: Kate Campbell

Four dead Norfolk Pine trees will be removed next week from Durlacher and Fitzgerald streets because they pose a risk to community safety.

The City of Greater Geraldton has revealed the trees will be removed between Tuesday, September 26 and Thursday, September 28, from 166 and 121 Durlacher Street and 152 Fitzgerald Street.

“The City is always reluctant to remove trees as they add to the liveability of the city, however in this case, these trees are dead and pose a risk to the community,” the council said in a statement.

Work will be conducted between 7am and 5pm, depending on weather conditions.

Road closures with detours will be in effect during the work to ensure community safety. Residents will have access to their homes under the guidance of traffic control officers.

The City has asked for patience during the three days, asking community members to use alternative routes, exercise caution and obey all warning signs and directions from authorised City personnel and contractors.

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