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Pruning to ensure longevity of Sydney Street trees

11 September 2017

To maintain their health and ensure they are in full bloom over spring and summer, pruning of the Robinia trees that line Sydney Street in Kilmore is about to begin. 

Pruning of the trees is undertaken at this time each year to make sure they remain in good condition, and for community safety to ensure they don' become top-heavy and fall.

While the pruning can appear severe, it is necessary to prolong the lifespan of the trees. 

Pruning will begin on Tuesday 12 September for one to two days depending on weather, with works to be conducted between 6am and 8.30am to minimise the impact on traffic, pedestrians and businesses.

Some parking may be affected near individual trees as they are pruned.

Mitchell Shire Director Development and Infrastructure Jeff Saker said pruning was essential for the health and wellbeing of the trees. 

"While the pruning can appear drastic, it is important the arborists prune the limbs right back to the trunks so that the trees aren't at risk of becoming too top-heavy," Mr Saker said.

"It also helps keep the trees in good condition so that they will be around for many years to come and will look fantastic when they sprout new growth October and November.

"Council would like to thank the community and local businesses for their patience while these important pruning works are undertaken."

The trees to be pruned are on Sydney Street, between Bourke Street and Union Street, in the Kilmore business district.

For more information on Council's annual tree pruning program, please call (03) 5734 6200.