|A large branch fell onto a stream of cars waiting at traffic lights just two weeks ago.|
In 2005 a number of disease-affected trees were discovered and removed. Following investigations, a significant proportion of the trees were found to be infected with three different fungi. In 2006, a Tree Management Plan recommended the removal of about 230 diseased trees, to be progressively replaced over time. The trees removed in 2005 were large figs between the Archibald Fountain and St Mary's Cathedral.
In August 2013, a large Hills Fig was removed from the corner of Park and College Street, when it was found to have levels of decay greater than 70%. It was about 80 years old.