Officials say two of the oldest elm trees in Victoria are diseased and pose a danger, so they have to be cut down along Dallas Road
Two towering elm trees across from the Helijet terminal are coming down.
Arborists say the trees are failing and it’s just too dangerous to leave them.
Crews were out early this morning, to cut down two large Elm trees across from Victoria’s Helijet terminal in James Bay.
The towering trees along Dallas Road are believed to be some of the oldest elms in Victoria.
But officials say they are diseased and pose a danger.
They’ve been condemned by a city arborist so they now have to come down.
“There’s fairly large cavities in the main stems of the tree which basically what happens is it loses it strengths in the trees considerably,” says Ken Redford of Elevated Arbor Care.
One long-time resident added, “it’s really quite sad to see it’s coming down completely but I do understand why.”
Given how large the trees are, crews expect the removal will take three to four days.