VPO request for Leopard tree in Priory St Indooroopilly

Principal Petitioner Annette Flower, Indooroopilly
Closing Date Mon, 16 Dec 2019
No. of signatures 24 signatures

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Residents draw to the attention of Council's Natural Environment, Water & Sustainability department's manager, to the perceived danger of accidental damage or destruction of a mature, healthy Leopard tree, on Council's roadside verge, occurring as the result of building works currently underway at the adjacent property at 15-17 Priory St, Indooroopilly.

Your petitioners therefore request that a Vegetation Protection Order be urgently placed on this mature, healthy, 15-20 metres high & in excess of 30 years old Leopard tree, Libidibia ferrea, the last mature street tree in Priory Street. Approximately three years ago, when the Mosaic Unit development commenced, a magnificent tree forming an arch at the western end of Priory St, long remembered by locals & defining the street, was removed. The stump is still in the ground & the footpath has still not been replaced. This week, two trees in council land adjoining 15-17 Priory St to the west, have been sawn down. This indicates strongly that a VPO should immediately be placed on this beautiful street tree, so it can continue to give pleasure to new unit dwellers, on all floor levels, & home owners in Priory St, as well as to walkers & others using this busy street, for the long term. Council is to be highly commended for increasing the planting of trees in our streets & parks to continue to make Brisbane, Australia's Green Capital! Please ensure we don't lose our Leopard tree!

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