Radical surgery will leave old fig tree better than ever

SOME radical surgery on a fig tree on the corner of Alice and Fitzroy streets, Grafton, should leave it in better health than ever.

Clarence Valley Council workers are giving the ancient tree a good trim because it poses some problems for power lines and the new garbage trucks.

Council deputy general manager Des Schroder said the work will also correct some past poor tree surgery.

"There was basically the three reasons for the work," Mr Schroder said.

"It was starting to pose a safety problem for those reasons, so it needed to be done.

"Staff have assured me it will all grow back better than ever."



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