A new addition to a local community street has left some residents within a growing area confused.
Recently, a large number of trees were planted along either side of Raglan Street leading up to the Clarke Street intersection in Miners Rest.
This on its own would not be anything to look twice at, however one resident pointed out that a number of trees planted have been positioned directly below powerlines.
Upon closer inspection, the resident saw that one of the trees, a banksia integrifolia, had an information tag attached.
The tag stated the tree is estimated to grow between 10 and 20 metres tall, which came as quite a shock.
While that projected growth is some time away, the resident was left scratching their head as to why such a tall tree had been planted below powerlines, which are far shorter than 10 metres tall.
"I was going for a walk one day and saw that all these trees had been planted," they said.
"There was quite a lot, and half of them were positioned right under the powerlines. The further I walked up the street I just saw more and more planted under the powerlines and I just thought to myself that this is idiotic."
The resident estimated there may have been between 50 and 100 new trees planted on either side of the road.
"One of the trees had a tree tag on it which said it was likely to grow between 10 and 20 metres tall... right into the powerlines. It just seems as though not a lot of thought went into this."
Moving forward, it remains unclear whose responsibility it will be to prune the tall trees once they mature.
Powercor, which manages the powerlines in the region and the City of Ballarat, which presumably planted the trees, did not respond by the time of publication.
This continues a continuing line of environmental issues affecting some members of the Miners Rest community, who have already had to deal with an offensive odour from the nearby Central Victorian Livestock Exchange.
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