Two trees to be removed from Garden of Remembrance
Date published: 16 March 2021
The Office of Australian War Graves has received approval from the Department of Environment and Heritage to remove two weeping figs from the Garden of Remembrance in Anzac Park, as the trees are in a heritage-listed zone.
The two trees have outgrown the area they are planted in and are significantly impacting on the infrastructure in the Garden of Remembrance.
The removal of the trees will take place over two days this week and the Office of Australian War Graves has engaged a local, suitably qualified contractor to remove them.
The works will include the removal of the trees and the foliage and grinding the stumps to ground level.
Another tree will then be planted in the same area to offset the loss of the two weeping figs.
The Office of Australian War Graves will work with Townsville City Council to ensure the safe removal of two weeping figs from the Garden of Remembrance in Anzac Park.