Residents urged to report tree vandalism

The Grow Urban Shade Trees (GUST) group is urging residents to report tree vandalism, including historic cases.

The call comes after Central Coast Council adopted its Tree and Vegetation Vandalism Management Policy at its February 23 meeting

Administrator, Dick Persson, said that there was a concern that Council doesn’t know enough about how much tree vandalism is occurring.

He asked for a report letting him know what has happened over the past year and that will let him know if the policy needs tweaking.

GUST says that provides people with a golden opportunity to report tree vandalism.

“We often get emails from the community expressing concerns about trees illegally removed, damaged by trades (including Ausgrid) or vandalised,” a GUST spokesperson said.

“This is a golden opportunity for our community to report these events to Dick Persson, even if they seem like a long time ago.

“Your email will help build a picture of how private certification, lack of compliance (checks) and lack of replanting and tree protection are slowly damaging our landscape.

“Include a picture if you can.”

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