Tagged: trees

Managing vegetation prior to and after a bush fire

January 17, 2020Posted in: Development, Other

Wingecarribee Shire Council is urging residents to familiarise themselves with local and State requirements before clearing trees and vegetation from around their home before or after a bush fire. The call comes in the wake of the recent fires to hit both our Shire’s northern and southern villages. Council’s Manager Development Assessment, Nancy Sample, said...

Organisation fined for illegal tree destruction in Yerrinbool

August 23, 2019Posted in: Development, Environment, Other

A Yerrinbool-based organisation has been ordered to pay $25,000 by Moss Vale Local Court following successful prosecution by Wingecarribee Shire Council. Local Court Magistrate Cheetham ordered the defendant pay a $25,000 fine after pleading guilty to destroying eleven healthy and mature Council street trees. The street trees were located on the Kiandra Street nature strip...

Company fined for illegal tree removal in Braemar

January 31, 2019Posted in: Environment

SMT Business Ventures Pty Ltd has been ordered to pay $25,000 by Goulburn Local Court following successful prosecution by Wingecarribee Shire Council. Local Court Magistrate Douglass ordered the firm to pay a $15,000 penalty and $10,000 in legal costs towards Council after the company’s Director pleaded guilty to the illegal removal of 45 trees at...

Watch out for dodgy tree contractors

December 13, 2018Posted in: Environment

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Wingecarribee Shire Council is warning residents to be on the lookout for con men claiming to be contractors offering to undertake tree removal works on behalf of Council. The call for vigilance follows reports of residents being approached by door-to-door ‘tree contractors’ claiming to have approval from Council to carry out cash-in-hand jobs. The most...

Council wages war on Elm Leaf Beetle

December 4, 2018Posted in: Environment

Wingecarribee Shire Council is embarking on a unique pest management program in an effort to reduce the spread of the invasive Elm Leaf Beetle. Tree and Vegetation Officers from Council have begun a program of injecting elm trees found to contain the destructive insect with a pesticide in a bid to control the introduced beetle....