15 August 2018
Queensland Box: have we seen the last of them?
I read in this week's paper that Norwood, Payneham and St Peters Council was considering getting rid of all Queensland Box trees as street trees. This species is no longer a preferred street tree in Unley and makes up about 20% of the tree stock. If we are worried about loss of canopy then getting rid of them all at one time would be disastrous. Nevertheless, Council does recognise that many people don't like them. Under the current Tree Strategy streets that want them removed can ask Council to do so if all residents agree to the change and are prepared to live through the replacement phase. As far as I am aware no street has managed to meet this criteria.