Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Trees threaten iconic Lorn home

From the Maitland Mercury report:
Six towering camphor laurel trees threaten one of Lorn’s iconic homes and face the chop.
The century-old trees have caused extensive cracking in the walls of “Nameerah” and Maitland City Council is expected to sound their death knell tomorrow night despite some reservations.
“The proposed removal of the trees will have a significant impact on the streetscape of Roxburgh Street, Lorn,” council planning, environment and lifestyle manager Bernie Mortomore said.
“However the trees are greatly impacting on “Nameerah” with evidence showing that the trees roots are responsible for significant ­damage to the internal walls, driveway, fence, gate and council-owned footpath.”

Full article available at Maitland Mercury, Sept. 9, 2013.