11 Dec / 2023

Storm effects in Deakin December 2023

Canberra’s storms on Friday night 8 December has moved to recovery mode. Transport Canberra and City Services (TCCS) specialist crews have been working their way through 500 jobs reported to their system and an additional 200 directions from the ACT SES.

A brittle gum Eucalyptus mannifera that came down across Stonehaven Cres was so large it couldn’t be readily moved. As with previous losses of street trees in Deakin, including on Stonehaven Cres it showed shallow roots. One suggestion is that this is result of short watering during establishment.