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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 removed and replacement plantings will now be scheduled.


A Agonis flexuosa, commonly known as willow myrtle street tree located adjacent 8 Follett Street, Aldinga has been assessed by a qualified arborist and identified for removal due to safety risk.

The ‘Significant’ trees structure is identified as poor as the main union has partially failed and has separated by approximately 110mm at the top of the union. 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 three trees in Aldinga 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 percent 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 removal of this tree was undertaken in November and December 2022.