Wollongong to lose two of its heritage-listed Norfolk Island Pine trees

Kate McIlwain
By Kate McIlwain
Updated April 2 2020 - 10:30am, first published 3:00am
Old age: The ailing Norfolk Island pines - including this one at Stuart Part - are part of heritage-listed tree groupings typical beachfront plantings of the early 20th century. Picture: Anna Warr.

Two of the landmark Norfolk Island Pines that line Wollongong's foreshore will be chopped down by the council, due to their declining health and possible risk to public safety.


Kate McIlwain

Kate McIlwain


For the past 11 years, I've helped the Illawarra Mercury set the news agenda across the region. In that time I've covered breaking news, education, politics, urban affairs, council, environment, data journalism and development news. More recently, I became the paper's health reporter - covering the stories of Illawarra workers and residents two years into a global pandemic and at a time where our health systems are stretched to the limit.

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