Work commences in Masons Gardens

Work commences in Masons Gardens

The City of Nedlands is currently working with the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) and arborists to manage trees infested with the exotic pest Polyphagous Shot-Hole Borer (PSHB).

Residents may have noticed the fencing erected at Masons Gardens – this is in place to minimise the risk posed to park visitors by PSHB damaged trees. The fencing will remain in place until the task of managing infested trees is complete. The removal of trees is necessary to contain the spread of this exotic pest and minimise impact on neighbouring trees.

Contractors will be removing the infected trees on 16 and 17 May 2022, with all precautions taken to limit noise and inconvenience to nearby residents.  Care will also be taken to protect the turtles in the centre of the gardens and the public art located throughout the park.

For more information on PSHB please visit agric.wa.gov.au/borer