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Proposed Olive Removal along Third Creek

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Council is proposing to remove some of the olive trees located within Third Creek between Moore St and Fourth St.

Olive plants are a declared weed under the Natural Resources Management Act 2004. Feral olive plants are a problem plant as they are invasive and spread rapidly preventing other plants from growing. This is also a problem where the plants are located in waterways as the seeds can be washed down into other areas.

Council is proposing to remove a total of eleven olive trees within the creek in a staged approach: Four in 2017/18 and the remaining seven trees over the next year or two.

Trees 8, 10 and 11 will be drilled and filled and remain in place for approximately 12 months before being removed. The stump will remain in place to retain bank stability and additional planting has and will occur to ensure there is minimal impact to the appearance of the area over time. The figure below shows the proposed trees to be removed and the four proposed for removal in 2017/18. Please refrain from picking the Olives in this area.

Proposed Olive Removal along Third Creek

The recently formed Gums Landcare group were successful in obtaining a Green Army project in the area who have assisted with preliminary discussions with residents about the proposed olive tree removal. This project provides young people up to 25 years of age with experience working in the environmental sector and Council are pleased to have them helping out with this work.

Should you have any concerns or require further information, please contact me on 8366 9257 or rhamilton@campbelltown.sa.gov.au by 5pm Friday 17th November.

ERACampbelltown Made South Australia
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