0034887B Victoria

ABN 82 104 322 096

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Beaumaris Conservation Society Inc.

(formerly Beaumaris Tree Preservation Society 1953-70)

PO Box 7016

BEAUMARIS VIC 3193

info@beaumarisconservation.net.au

www.beaumarisconservation.net

Tel 0395891802

Faz 0395895194

Tree Vandalism re-appears on the Beaumaris Foreshore

 

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2011

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2011: Opposite 31 Beach Road

2011: Opposite 12 Beach Road

2011 April: Opposite Cliff Grove

2010

See report in The Age.

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2010 November: Opposite 464 Beach Road

2010 May: Opposite 5 Beach Road

2000

Major tree vandalism was reported to have taken place after midnight on 2000-12-11 and 2000-12-12 on the Beaumaris foreshore between Reserve Road and Burgess Street, Beaumaris (Melway 86C9). Several large trees have been felled in front of and just to the south of the bare residential site shown in the 1998 photograph below, which now has two of its three lots built on.

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Bayside Council staff inspected the damage, and later erected a sign on the Beach Road edge of Beach Park advising the public that Council will provide a $10,000 reward for information leading to a conviction of the perpetrators of the damage. This is the same type of sign already in place on Beach Park near Banksia Street, near Sparks Street, and near Tramway Parade, Beaumaris, all of which are there because of similar attacks.

The damage consisted of the felling, by sawing, about a metre above ground level, of :

  • 1 Black Wattle (Acacia mearnsii)* The diameter where it was sawn was 430 mm.

  • 1 Coast Banksia (Banksia integrifolia)* The diameter where it was sawn was 550 mm.

  • 1 Coast Tea Tree (Leptospermum lævigatum)* The diameter where it was sawn was 220 mm.

  • 1 Eucalyptus species (not indigenous to the foreshore) The diameter where it was sawn was 330 mm.

  • 2 other large Coast Banksias had limbs lopped off.

* Asterisk denotes species of tree indigenous to the Beaumaris foreshore.

People that attended the auction of 418 Beach Road, Beaumaris, advertised for 2000-12-17, near this scene of devastation, might like to commiserate with the new owners, who are alerted on the sign on the front of the property to "... magnificent beach views from wrap around balconies and living zones ...", about the fine vegetation and effective shelter from cold southerly winds they will now be deprived of.

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