Extensive testing on the trees in Hyde Park have revealed trees that were in
advance stages of decay, riddled with infection from the disease and fungi:
Phellinus species, Phytophthora cinnamonmi
and Armillaria luteobubalina.
half of the figs that circle the Archibald Fountain will go in the initial cull,
with a further 11 along the main boulevard between the fountain and the Anzac
It is not only the Hills Figs that are effected, as a Kaffir Plum and an Oak
were removed late last year, due to defects and decay. This latest cull will
also include a Port Jackson Fig, three Oak trees, two Eucalypts, two Cabbage
Palms and one Poplar. All up, there are twenty six trees from Hyde Park north
and eight trees in Hyde Park south.
In addition, much of the diseased soil in the park will be replaced, in a
progressive and expensive operation.
City of Sydney.