Thursday, October 07, 2004

William Street trees for the chop

A letter to the editor:

Destruction of 27 Mature London Planes on William Street -- approved!

Shame Sydney City Council, Shame RTA, Baulderstone Hornibrook -- Local East Sydney Residents demand that the 27 wonderful leafy London Plane Trees on William Street, set down for the chop within the next few months be saved.

In a drought with water restrictions there is absolutely no excuse in suggesting these should go because of their 'distorted forms' with a replanting plan of 30 new trees to 'replace them'

How do you replace 27 mature established trees 30 to 50 years old, and for what? It was not the previous Council's decision to fast track the hideous granite paving program we are informed, but the current one's .

Leave us with our much loved trees -- please.

Robbie Hall

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