Thank you for letting me know about the damage to your local trees.
Like most New South Wales residents, I appreciate that trees planted under powerlines must be pruned periodically to ensure the provision of safe and dependable services to our businesses and homes, but this does not give Ausgrid and power companies free reign to destroy our urban tree canopy.
I am often shocked and saddened by the extent of the pruning undertaken and the long-term damage being done. While we understand that pruning must be done, communities want to know that it is done appropriately and with care.
The inner west has been hit hard by pruning —Annandale, Leichhardt and Haberfield have seen their trees disfigured.
I will continue to stay vigilant against the vandalism of our local environment.
My office will be back in contact shortly. We may require photographs of the damage.
If you do not hear from us shortly, please feel free to call the office on 9572 5900.