Dead poinciana tree at Cleveland to be removed

POINCIANA: This poinciana tree is to be removed after Redland City Council received advice that it is unable to be saved.
POINCIANA: This poinciana tree is to be removed after Redland City Council received advice that it is unable to be saved.

A DEAD poinciana tree will be removed from Cleveland's central business district on Wednesday.

A Redland City Council spokesperson said the council had received advice that the tree was unable to be saved.

The poinciana is on Middle Street in front of the Sands Hotel car park.

The spokesperson said the tree was found to have a terminal disease.

"A council-approved arboricultural contractor is due to remove the tree on Wednesday (April 24) and replace it with another established poinciana in keeping with the streetscape," the spokesperson said.

"Council has an obligation to put public safety foremost when considering whether any tree should be removed."

The spokesperson said that minor traffic delays might be experienced during the removal of the tree.

Earlier this month the council removed a dead fig tree from Ormiston after efforts to save it failed.

The tree had been planted in the 1800s.

Treatments to rejuvenate the tree - which had a severe fungal disease - had not worked.