MOTORISTS in Port Fairy could have been mistaken for thinking the rough winter weather had caused some havoc in Bank Street earlier this week.
Trees were strewn across the road in Bank Street on Monday but it was the hand of man and not the fierce winds of Mother Nature that had laid the trees down.
It was all part of the removal of the Norfolk Island Hibiscus street trees by a contractor employed by the Moyne Shire Council. The trees, commonly known as itchy bomb trees, will be removed from both Bank and James streets in Port Fairy, with 26 to be chopped down all together.
The removal of the trees comes after a public petition from Port Fairy residents asking the council to carry out such an action due to health problems they create as well as the safety issue of their vicinity to power lines.