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Fears over lopsided fig trees

The fig trees on Woongarra Street.
The fig trees on Woongarra Street. Mike Knott BUN131217FIG1

A BUNDABERG man says he believes it's only a matter of time before Woongarra Street's fig trees pose a serious danger to the public.

The resident of 73 years says it's all because of how they've been pruned.

Brian Crosby said lop-sided pruning had left the trees without proper balance.

"I think it would be very dangerous for a car to park under them,” he said.

"It's obvious they're going to fall over.

"It's a wonder they stand up by themselves.”

Mr Crosby said he understood the trees needed to be pruned but said he was concerned about the way it was carried out.

"I would like someone from council parks and gardens to look at them as soon as possible,” he said.

In November, one of Woongarra Street's iconic fig trees was uprooted by strong winds during a short but powerful storm that hit the region.

The tree, which was more than 100 years old, came crashing down on a car parked below it outside the Centrelink office.

A spokesperson for Bundaberg Regional Council said...



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