Dangerous trees to be removed from Steavenson Falls
23 February 2010
Major works to improve visitor and contractor safety at Steavenson Falls will be carried out this week, weather permitting.
Steavenson Falls Recovery and Redevelopment Manager, Peter Cobb, said hazardous trees impacted by the fire will be removed as part of the recovery program.
“Many of the trees are dead but could remain standing for several years as they decompose and eventually fall,” Mr Cobb said.
“Left unmanaged, the trees and limbs present a substantial risk to visitors and workers within the reserve.”
Mr Cobb said the trees identified for removal have been assessed and the works will be fully supervised by DSE.
The tree removal works are required to be undertaken prior to the commencement of the Steavenson Falls redevelopment project next month.
Since Black Saturday, public access to Steavenson Falls has been restricted to a free weekend shuttle bus service that will finish on Labour Day weekend.
The bus departs from Gallipoli Park each hour from 10am to 3pm.
For further information about the bus service or the Steavenson Falls recovery project please contact DSE Marysville on (03) 5957 7111.