Residents noticed some tree trimming at the Narooma town wharf and wondered what was happening.
A spokeswoman for the Eurobodalla Council said the tree roots from the casuarina regrowth on the steep embankment were causing damage to car park and drain, and potentially the retaining wall if left untreated.
“No one likes seeing trees taken out, but in this instance the roots are causing damage that could become a safety risk in a busy area for locals and visitors,” the spokesperson said.
“Removing the trees is the only way the car spaces and drain can be repaired effectively and prevent further damage.
“The council plans to rebuild the parking spaces and the dish drain adjacent to the retaining wall early in the new financial year to repair the tree root damage.”
Also at the town wharf, the Department of Lands this week started repairs and renovations on the northern end where the fishing vessel Fisco ties up.
The repairs were needed after the storm damage done in June last year, with worth on the southern end of the town wharf completed last year.
Still no word on when repairs to the Narooma bar crossing break walls will be complete, with the council barricades still up where sections of rock wall were washed away.
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