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The application seeking removal of the tree has been approved in accordance with the Planning, Development and Infrastructure Act 2016. Subsequently, the tree has been scheduled for removal in July 2023, and replacement plantings will follow.


A Eucalyptus cladocalyx, commonly known as a Sugar Gum street tree located adjacent 30 Sandow Crescent, Coromandel Valley has been assessed by a qualified arborist and identified for removal due to safety risk.

The ‘Regulated’ tree has a number of defects identified that has compromised its long-term structural stability. The structure of the tree is poor. The eastern side of the main union is exposed with cambium damage extending below the union. A crack is evident below the attachment point with hollowing evident at the union. Bark inclusions are apparent between the remaining unions. The tree displays an ongoing history of branch failure with at least six branch failure points noted. Unfortunately, there are no reasonable management options other than complete tree removal.

When a ‘Regulated’ or ‘Significant’ tree is approved for removal, two or three trees are planted to compensate for their removal. In this instance, we will plant two trees in Coromandel Valley in the 2023 planting season (May to October). We have established urban forest targets to increase urban vegetation cover and tree canopy in the City of Onkaparinga by 20 per cent by 2045. We are also committed to planting 100,000 new trees in street verges, waterways and parks by 2037.

To learn more about Significant and Regulated Trees, see our fact sheet or view the location of the tree being removed.

Consultation on this tree removal was undertaken in November and December 2022.