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Stories about "Lennox Head fig tree":

WIRES ‘disappointed’ that Ballina Council won’t let ducklings hatch

WIRES Northern Rivers have stated that they are disappointed  that Ballina Council are removing the wood ducks nest located in the 200 year old fig tree at Castle Drive in Lennox Head

Work stops on Lennox fig as birds’ nest found

Update: Ballina Shire Council has confirmed work has been stopped on its demolition of a Moreton Bay fig tree on Castle Drive, Lennox Head, after a nest of duck eggs were found in a tree hollow this morning (Tuesday, July 31).

Lennox Head fig tree destruction underway

Update: The controversial removal of a fig tree on Castle Hill Drive, Lennox Head,  which locals say is more than 200 years old, is now proceeding after an attempt to file an injunction earlier today (Monday) failed.

Hopes fading for Lennox Head fig tree

Ballina’s deputy mayor is still hoping a last-minute change of heart by councillors will save the old fig tree at Lennox Head that they recently voted to remove.

Lennox fig may have Aboriginal cultural significance

Members of the Castle Drive Fig Protectors in Lennox Head are quietly celebrating a small win after Ballina Council’s planned removal of the tree has been put on hold following a claim of Aboriginal cultural significance.

Tree protectors lock on to Lennox Head fig

Ballina Shire Council’s plans to remove a 200-year-old Moreton Bay Fig tree in Lennox Head have once again come in for a drubbing after two local people locked to the tree on Sunday afternoon.

Lennox fig tree must go, says council

Ballina Shire Council last night reaffirmed its decision to remove a possibly 200-year-old Moreton Bay Fig Tree in Castle Drive, Lennox Head, in a move that is destined to divide the community.

Reprieve for Lennox Head fig tree

Community pressure has resulted in a last minute rescission motion to temporarily save a 200-year-old fig tree at Lennox Head while further investigation is undertaken.

Fooling no one

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