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A row of large trees near Caboolture Railway station will be removed tomorrow.
Queensland Rail (QR) said the tree roots are a tripping hazard and they will be replaced with ‘suitable low level shrubs or trees’.
Only two of the original trees will remain, according to a QR notice.
But the move has angered at least one nearby resident who said the trees provided shade to homes and roosts for birds.
Dwight Walker, who lives in Walter St, said residents received a flyer about the trees on Wednesday and a notice was put up at the station yesterday.
He said the flyer stated 20, 20m trees would be removed.
“This week, I noticed yellow stripes had been painted on protruding tree roots to warn people of a trip hazard.
“They could have put a board walk like in National Parks so people do not trip.”
Mr Walker said the trees helped cool his home in the summer.
“The notice of the tree removal was given only three days from the event giving
no time to stop them. In my opinion this is vandalism.”
Mr Walker said QR had previously removed trees on the south side of the car park and replaced them with 50cm bushes which did not offer shade or privacy.
This article first appeared on www.couriermail.com.au
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