Tree removal works are scheduled to take place on the Old Josephine Cutting walk in Alexandra on Tuesday 11 and Wednesday 12 November.
Access to the walking track will not be possible on these days. Council contractors, under guidance from Council’s arborist, will be thinning out some of the smaller oak trees at the Grant Street end of the walk, to allow the larger (and healthier) oaks to thrive.
Once these trees are removed, residents can expect this section of the track to look a lot different and initially quite bare for some time.
The works will also involve the removal of woody, noxious and environmental weeds from the area, including Prunus, Hawthorn, Cotoneaster and Privet. Japanese Honeysuckle, ground growing Ivy and Blackberry will also be spot sprayed along the track.
These invasive weeds are contributing to declining tree health and smothering native vegetation.
Council intends to replace many of these woody weeds with small native ground covers and shrubs next Autumn, to provide habitat for small woodland birds and to aesthetically lift the appearance of the track.
This project is part of Council’s ongoing commitment to weed management and we expect ongoing maintenance of the area to occur over a number of years.
If you would like more information about this project, click here or call Murrindindi Shire on (03) 5772 0333.