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May 10, 2021

Preserve old Mullum fig

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As a concerned local resident of Mullum I have a request regarding the beautiful fig tree on Station Street Mullumbimby.

The word is slowly spreading around town that the fig is to be removed by Byron Shire Council in order to make more money from the sale of the vacant land that it sits in front of.

As people become aware of the fact they are invariably outraged and shocked that council would be willing to sacrifice such a majestic tree – one of rarity in the town centre.

The word is spreading too slowly however, and we need more public awareness and discussion before this tree is felled.

On behalf of the Dinosaurs Preschool and many members of the Mullum community, I was hoping that your wonderful community paper might spread the word on the plight of this fig tree (and its inhabitants) so that the greater population of Mullumbimby and surrounds.

Jenny White, Mullumbimby


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1 COMMENT

  1. To go backward is to progress. Is there an unused station in Station Street?
    We need to go forward. Forward young man said the general.
    “What way is that?” said the soldier?
    This area does not know what direction forward is. Down at Belongil Beach Byron Council is fighting Climate Change.
    And Climate Change is brought about by deforestation of the planet.

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