My friend Jen has managed to get her picture in her local newspaper. She is an advocate for helping save trees planted by local council on the nature strips in her area (amongst many other environmental activities).
Have a look at the article in the Stonnington Leader under the title of "Our Trees Need Loving". Nice photo Jen, but dare I say that as Melbourne’s climate gets dryer, we need to loose this fascination with planting water hungry Elm trees in the city, and start planting native eucalypts in their place. That is all we have out in the dry west of the city and they are all doing well.
Just food for thought.
Cabbage Heart says
why do councils do that? Its a great idea to streetscape, but for the love of god why not use the native trees for that area? Local councils here in Qld have their own nursery and seed native trees after burnoffs to grow, why don’t they use them? Our council sells them at “Tree Day”, why not save them for streetscaping? Doesn’t make sense, but then again, no Fatcats do make sense!
Sharon J says
I’ve never really understood why anybody would want to plant any tree or shrub that’s completely at odds with its natural surrounding. Here I regularly see gardens with plants from hot, dry areas struggling to survive in our damp, cool climate. It’s not fair to the plant and it isn’t fair to the earth either.