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What kind of tree is this?

Discussion in 'General Property Chat' started by joel, 17th Jun, 2016.

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  1. joel

    joel Well-Known Member

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    One for the botanists - can you identify this tree? And for the aborists - how much to remove it? tmp_14604-IMAG0252-2089032810.jpg
     
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    Great tree!

    Would be good to have a closer view of the leaves.
     
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    DaveM Adelaide Buyers Agent & KFC Strategist Business Member

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    Rough bark eucalypt. If you want to remove it... and its in Adelaide like you... based on the trunk circumference at 1m it will most likely be classified as a significant tree and require council approval (and usually contribution fee to the tree reinstatement fund).

    If you do manage to ge approval, its a big guy so 5k at a ballpark.

    In SA all eucalypts and willow myrtles are a protected species and require approval regardless of if they are significant or not.
     
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    Regardless of anything else... that is a BIG TREE :eek:.

    Is that a six foot high fence beside it?
     
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    Up close - it has berries or something. The ground crunches when I step on them. I thought it was a peppercorn tree. Photos were taken at an upward angle, the fence would be closer to 5ft
     

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    @D.T. has a good contact for tree removal. He just arranged a quote for removal of a similar sized tree for about $1300 incl removal of waste.

    Mine might be a little smaller.
     
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    This one is at the back corner of a potential purchase. Would it even have to be removed if I wanted to split the block in half and build on each side?
     
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    Look like white cedar or known as cape lilac in WA. Berries are quite toxic.
     
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    DaveM Adelaide Buyers Agent & KFC Strategist Business Member

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    Probably not, but your rear setback would need to ensure no encroachment on the root protection zone (typically 8-10m)
     
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    DaveM Adelaide Buyers Agent & KFC Strategist Business Member

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    Just had a tree guy take a look its a white cedar.

    Will need council approval unless 10m from house or inground pool
     
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    This I agree with. It also houses those bloody furry black caterpillars who will run amok
     
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    D.T. Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    I sent the pic to my aborist, it's a cedar which is not a protected or regulated species.

    As long as the trunk circumference is under a certain amount no council approval is needed and removal cost under 2k is likely.
     
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    Yeah the rule there is that it as to be less than 2m circumference at 1 metre above ground level. I can't say I've measured it
     
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    What if I extend the house to be within 10m?