Byron Bay’s stately Norfolk Pines face the chop

TWO more of Byron Bay's iconic Norfolk Pines face the chop.

The trees on Shirley Street in Byron Bay will need to be removed on October 20.

The works will commence from 7am through to 5pm.

Byron Shire Council's infrastructure services director, Phil Holloway said the despite working with a number of independent arborists, the two trees cannot be saved and need to be removed for safety reasons.

Mr Holloway said that the Norfolk Pine trees have not recovered from the severe hail storms that hit Byron Bay at the end of 2013.

"Despite treatment and additional care programs, we had to remove five trees at the end of 2014 and we've now lost another two.

"Staff will continue to monitor and care for the remaining trees, but it could be that the trees are nearing the end of their lifespan and will need to be replaced over the coming years.

"Once the trees have been removed, replacement juvenile Norfolk Pines will be planted to maintain the avenue effect," he said.

Temporary signage and barriers will be installed in the area on the previous evening to prevent parking.

Vehicle access to homes and businesses may be affected in the short term, however an on-site traffic controller will be on hand to assist.

Council apologises for the inconvenience that the works may cause.



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