THE controversial tree pruning program instigated as a result of recommendations from the 2009 Bushfires Royal Commission began in Casterton last Wednesday.
The Casterton News reported in September last year that back in August 2012 Powercor advised that trees underneath power lines in Henty St and surrounding trees would be trimmed according to their location and the distance between power lines. The further the gap between power lines, the shorter the trees would be trimmed.
However, the controversial program was suspended back in September 2012 pending a full review of the governing legislation.
Then Glenelg Shire Council Mayor Karen Stephens said she was officially advised in late September that the works would halt until at least December, 2013.
Full story in The Casterton News on Wednesday, August 13, 2014