NEARLY 20 years ago “experts” advised Orange City Council that the avenue of elm trees in the south eastern corner of Cook Park were dangerous, and should be removed in the immediate future.
Since that time, despite one of the largest droughts in history, and numerous storms, etcetera, not so much as a significant branch has dropped from any of these trees, (unlike the numerous eucalypts on public land throughout the city).
The Cook Park draft master plan, currently on exhibition, recommends the removal of these trees, in the short term, as they are dangerous. I hope council treats this item with the same scepticism as it did nearly twenty years ago.
Peter Moore, Orange