Rodd Street has lost another two Carob trees, cut down near the Showground buildings and exposing a corrugated iron wall. Perhaps there was a good reason for their removal.
According to Wikipedia, the Carob (Ceratonia siliqua) is native to the Mediterranean region and the Middle East. Whilst Carob trees may not be presumed to be an exotic street tree variety — they are drought tolerant, long livers and provide an evergreen tree lined approach to our town from the northern side.
If their removal keeps occurring, we will be left with a very desolate and hot entry to Canowindra. Maybe consideration of careful pruning and shaping of those trees underneath power lines could be a better option in retaining these old trees and keeping our ‘green’ entry to town.
Does anyone know when this avenue of Carob trees was planted? Would it have been at the same time as the Canary Island Palms in Morris Park?