Native trees in mackays northern beaches illegally uprooted for residential use were considered a pest.
Mr Taylor said the landowner agreed to restore the trees to their original habitat, but he would not say what the nature of the restoration might be.
He said it would not have happened had the landowners not been “clear with the State Government” about their duties and it was “disturbing” the State Government was not acting to prevent a similar situation from happening again.
“The State Government has been slow to act to stop this happening.”
Brisbane Police Commander Superintendent Tim O’Boyle said the trees fell on land belonging to a farmer’s family who were clearing it to make way for a high-rise apartment development in the Macksay area.
“The owner of the land has agreed to remove any tree that fell on that property,” he said.
“There have been no further reports of trees being uprooted outside the property.”
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