Poisoned gums on Tannum Sands beach to get the chop
EUCALYPTUS trees will be removed from Millennium Esp at Tannum Sands after it was suspected that they had been poisoned.
From Monday, the Gladstone Regional Council will start to remove the dead and dying trees between the esplanade parklands and the Tannum Sands Surf Life Saving Club and Ocean St.
"Unfortunately it appears the trees in question, mostly eucalyptus trees, may have been poisoned by persons unknown and due to the fact they are dead or dying, their removal is necessary in the interest of public safety," a council spokesman said.
"The trees being removed are located on the hillside embankment opposite the esplanade parklands between the Tannum Sands Surf Life Saving Club and Ocean St."
The tree removal work will continue until next Wednesday.
There will be traffic interruptions while the work is carried out, but not a complete road closure.