• Residents fear it’s a matter of life or limb

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    ROAD BLOCK: The road was closed on Crisp Street as council removed the fallen limbs, but neighbours want the whole tree removed for safety.

    CRISP Street residents fear someone will be killed by a falling tree and they want council to cut down a half-century old eucalypt immediately.

    Residents awoke to the crack of a large bough breaking off a lemon-scented gum tree at 2am on Monday and say they have warned council in the past of the danger.

    The bough crashed down over Crisp Street, damaging another tree on the other side of the road, an area the locals say children will congregate at while waiting for a bus when school starts back.

    Robert Constable, a retired solicitor, is leading the fight to have the tree removed, an issue he says he’s been onto council about for near 20 years.

    He is in fear of his and his wife’s safety along with that of the public’s and he wants to protect his home from the potential event of other falling limbs.

    Mr Constable has resided in the street since 1966 and said the tree was planted about the same time.

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