Page 995 - Week 03 - Thursday, 28 February 2013
Mr Rattenbury (in reply to a question by Mr Doszpot on Thursday, 14 February 2013): The remaining Euphrates Poplar trees on the Kingston Foreshore were entered on the ACT Tree Register on 21 February 2013.
I have been advised by the Land Development Agency that the landscape contractor notified them of the fallen tree on 29 January 2013.
On 31 January 2013 the Conservator for Flora and Fauna inspected the tree and determined it could not be saved and should be removed. Written approval was given on 11 February 2013 and the tree was removed on 20 February 2013.
The irrigation system was turned off on 10 January 2013 to allow for mowing. An inspection of all connections was carried out to identify any leakage points within the system. No leakage points were found in close proximity to the fallen tree. A qualified arborist inspected the fallen tree and determined that the irrigation system did not adversely affect the tree.
Mr Rattenbury (in reply to a question by Mr Wall on Thursday, 14 February 2013): I can advise that Lake Tuggeranong was closed or partially closed eight times in the last four years due to blue-green algae.