City Calls Out Tree Vandals

23 October 2019 4:00 PM

The City of Kalamunda has recorded a spike in reports of damaged trees on public land including the poisoning of mature trees at Kostera Oval and Jones Road in Kalamunda and Grove and Graelou roads in Lesmurdie.

To protect our environment, the City is committed to educating residents and visitors about the impacts of wilful tree vandalism including the loss of the local amenity and identity.

City of Kalamunda CEO Rhonda Hardy said the City is well known for its beautiful treescapes and bushlands.

“We know the majority of our community are passionate about trees and the City takes its role as a caretaker of our natural spaces very seriously,” Ms Hardy said.

It is an offence under the City’s Public Places and Local Government Property Local Law (2011) and the Local Government Act (1995) for unauthorised persons to prune, remove or otherwise deal with any tree which is under the care, control or management of the City.

If you have information that may help to identify tree vandals, please contact Crimestoppers on 1800 333 000 or online crimestopperswa.com.au

Showing the areas of vandalism with yellow paint at the root of poisoned tree at Kostera Oval in Kalamunda  View of the poisoned tree at Kostera Oval

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