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October 18, 2021

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Turiya Bruce, Ocean Shores

Given that we are facing climate disaster it seems we would be wanting to make actions that mitigate extremes as a wise move?

Watching two healthy local-habitat gums disgracefully become mulch last week had me enquire into Council policy and the allowance of this now daily tree felling that thoroughly disturbs the quiet enjoyment of my home.

Surely it is time to be covering our land with as many forests as possible to catch the cooling shade, give shelter to the wild things, and replenish our dirty air? It seems not.

Our greenwash council does not see fit to employ an arborist to make sure the professionals aren’t just drumming up business for themselves.

This lays the way open for tree hooligans to cut down even healthy trees. They don’t need a DA as they can loophole through compliance. This to me is sordid and unfair and leaves our once-green Shire and world open slather to destruction,  as it is daily.

So if trees help to keep the soaring summer temperatures down and rehabilitate our ailing atmosphere why are Council allowing trees to be plentifully butchered? Why are we not planting huge forests on private and public land ongoingly?

And as for contacting Council regarding the legitimacy of local tree felling I am still awaiting a call from last week.

Poor show, Council, on your integrity and I find your attitude to our environment relentlessly reckless. You are definitely part of the problem.

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