Big bonsai

14. 789NEWSA paperwork snafu has seen trees outside the Albert North Perth development severely overpruned.

Locals were concerned when they spotted the trees had been given a drastic haircut.

Council CEO John Giorgi says it was a mistake that so much was cut off. Vincent had received a request “to cut back the trees from the property line” and added “this is a normal request from residents/developers, which is actioned on an ongoing basis throughout the city”.

The council engaged a contractor and a crew came around to lop off some branches.

“Unfortunately, the contractor’s paperwork contained an error and another crew attended the same job and undertook additional pruning.

“The city’s officers are currently liaising with the contractor regarding this matter to determine what action will be taken.” He says the trees’ shapes were already compromised by powerlines.

by DAVID BELL

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