The enjoyment of a daily walk is being overshadowed for worried Warrnambool residents.
Keith Mills has been enjoying daily strolls along the Russells Creek walking track behind Breton Street for years.
But he is concerned someone using the track will be struck by a falling branch from one of the trees that lines the path.
"It's been a worry for a few years," Mr Mills said.
He pointed out a number of large branches were hanging over the walking trail.
"I love it - it's very relaxing but there there are a number of large trees that have branches that need to be trimmed back," Mr Mills said.
On a windy day, Mr Mills said the creaking sound of large branches was enough to make him walk along the fence line instead of the path.
Mr Mills said there were more people than ever using the track.
He said many families had started using it during the coronavirus lockdown.
"There's lots of kids and families who use it," Mr Mills said.
Mr Mills said he had taken photos and raised his concerns with the council.
"I said I was worried about a branch falling and gave them some photos," Mr Mills said.
"They said someone would contact me to have a look but I never heard back."
Mr Mills said he often saw trees on or alongside the path which had fallen.
Sandra Hardwick has also been walking the path for many years.
She regularly walks her dog Paxton along it two times a day.
"I love the trees but some of them are a bit of a worry," she said.
"I often think if one of these branches comes down, I'm gone."
Ms Hardwick said she hoped the trees would be trimmed so that people could continue to use the path for years to come.
A response from the Warrnambool City Council has been sought.