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The council has tried to do the right thing here and protect it's street tree during construction of the new house.
It mulched the tree, put a temporary fence around it and stuck this sign up.
But they forgot one thing…
|Cnr Oban / Chipping, CityBeach (click to enlarge)|
In Perth, TPZ's (Tree Protection Zones) have to include temporary irrigation or they're pretty much a waste of time.
It's not hard - just some 19mm poly with bubblers* and a battery-operated controller will do it. Simple, cheap and effective.
What was ironic here was that a tradesman came out while I was taking the pictures. I thought I might be in for a punch up. Instead he said, "I know, it sucks doesn't it?"
* Keep the bubblers inside the compound so they don't get damaged. The compound actually needs to be bigger here so the bubblers can be placed around the tree's drip zone instead of it's trunk.