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December 2, 2021

Koala clearing

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Was it necessary to destroy so many important trees for a driveway, pray tell?

And yes, while some of the cleared trees are the introduced nuisance camphor laurels, as was pointed out in the article, they also’… ‘provide an important role as transition and provide shade for koalas’. Surely these beautiful animals have had enough of their important habitat removed?

Perhaps the owner of the land intends to replant appropriate vegetation with the koalas in mind? I think not.


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