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I'm running a feaso on a block that has just been reduced from 350k to 240k. 1200 sqm medium density site with approval for 3 units squeezed up into the rear of the site. Approval for all tree to be removed - except for one at the front centre of the block taking up a prime building site. Agent knows nothing. :rolleyes:

I get a local tree lopper/arborist out to quote tree clearing and he informs me that this tree to be preserved is a "Scar Tree of historical significance". It has a Survey Blaze.

Survey and blaze marks – These comprise a range of small square or triangular cuts on
the lower bole of a tree, representing survey markers. They are frequently found in road
reserves and on riverbanks. Notable European blazes in NSW include the 'Explorers
Tree' at Katoomba, marked by Blaxland, Lawson and Wentworth in 1813.Click to expand...
Tree lopper and I scan the tree and agree that it is on its last legs - maybe 5 to ten years of life left. Seeing a senior planner from council on Monday to determine my chances of giving it the chop and maybe preserving the butt only. Otherwise I will have to erect fences around dripline to protect the root system throughout the project and have an arborist supervise the work to ensure protection of the tree. COuld be a pain in the butt and very costly.  

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Absolutely not unusual about protecting a tree, just look at any building site around Sydney. Temporary fences around the base of trees -4 x 4 metres all round.  

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Scott No Mates said: ↑
Temporary fences around the base of trees -4 x 4 metres all round.Click to expand...
The arborist said that a rule of thumb is 12 times the diameter. This tree is 1m wide which means 12m all round!:eek: That would effectively rule out any access to the site as it is only 28m wide frontage.  

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This is where common sense should prevail, not arbitrary rules! I'm all for preserving history, where possible, so surely it would be "better" to preserve the history in a controlled way (lop the top and keep the butt) than let the thing die and fall over in a few years, and possibly lose the lot!  

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It's Aboriginal heritage.

It is impossible to deal with.

I do European Heritage work because it is interesting and you can find interesting adaptive reuse options.

Aboriginal heritage is impossible.  

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Ideo said: ↑
It's Aboriginal heritage.

It is impossible to deal with.Click to expand...
Hi Ideo,

It's a survey blaze - European origin - unless it was done by educated aboriginals!

wobbycarly said: ↑
This is where common sense should prevail, not arbitrary rules! I'm all for preserving history, where possible, so surely it would be "better" to preserve the history in a controlled way (lop the top and keep the butt) than let the thing die and fall over in a few years, and possibly lose the lot!Click to expand...
So true, mate. I think it would be a great asset for the garden as a preserved piece of history. The house could be easily constructed around it if the building footprint was allowed to cover the original drip line but remain a few metres away from the butt. One could cover the top with a metal capping or roof to prolong its existence.  

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Sorry mate. I'm on holiday and skim read!

In that case your approach makes sense. What lga are you in?  

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Ideo said: ↑
What lga are you in?Click to expand...
Byron Shire. :(  

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