The tree loppers set to work in Devonshire Street on Saturday as scheduled. You can see the huge crane they were using in the pictures. It did not take them long to lop off branches then chop the trunk into segments.
The wood of the cottonwood poplars was perfectly fine as you can see, but it was chopped into segments and lifted into dumpsters. What a waste.
The wood could have been turned into timber and used to construct rickety pedestrian overpasses connecting the two Surry Hills ghettos; so the residents would not pollute the tramway of the superior race goers of Randwick with their corpses.