Illegal tree loppers are around. They knock on doors asking if residents would like trees cut down for cash around Avalon, Bilgola Plateau and perhaps elsewhere. Recently their vehicle was a maroon utility truck with a dual cabin. It had Western Australian registration plates 1EIX261. The men are of Polynesian appearance. Their business card says M&A Tree Services. They say they are working for the Samoan Independent Seventh Day Adventist Church and say they are from Enfield. They refuse to give tax invoices and can get quite aggressive about payment. They have been reported cutting spotted gums on Council reserves as well as on private land.
If you see them contact the Council immediately: Tree Preservation Officer Rob Clark on 0419 974 946, or Rangers on 9970 1111.
We cannot afford to lose a single tree!