A Spencer Street resident is calling for the City of Albany to prune a tree he says poses a risk to motorists after a caravan was extensively damaged on Monday.
The crash happened near the intersection of Spencer and Earl streets about 10am, when a car towing the caravan was pushed to the side of the road by a passing vehicle.
While it was a low-speed collision, significant damage was sustained by the caravan.
The owners, Dennis and Gail Green, were left shocked but not injured.
Resident and business owner John Howe said he had had “numerous discussions” with council workers over the years, urging them to cut the tree back from the roadway.
“The tree goes over the council barrier post and juts out over traffic,” Mr Howe said.
“We’ve had numerous discussions with the council tree crew, and a lady in charge particularly, who resists chopping back trees.
“I love trees.
“I’m not an anti-tree person but it just needs to be in the appropriate place and needs to be appropriately maintained.”
The City of Albany’s executive director of infrastructure, development and environment Paul Camins said the trees along Spencer Street were assessed last month.
“Following a request last month, all the trees along Spencer Street were assessed and pruned if necessary,” he said.
“Trees enhance both the amenity and heritage fabric of our streets, and the City continues to regularly monitor and prune these trees as required.”