ON Wednesday, April 18, Mandurah council workers damaged native plants on Linville Reserve, Falcon.
The workers cut xanthorrhoea plants in half, claiming they were causing a problem to pedestrians using a path.
The plants were not causing any problems to people using the path and were hacked in half by council workers who don't know anything about plants.
The workers have also cleared 90 per cent of native plants in an area opposite the Linville Reserve and all the native birds and wildlife that lived there have now gone.
This area of bushland used to be home to two pairs of red tail black cockatoos as well as numerous honey eaters, small parrots and carrawongs.
The council also cleared vast areas of native trees and plants along Old Coast Road and at the intersection of Old Coast Road and Pinjarra Road, Mandurah.
Mandurah council workers should not be damaging the plants.
The City of Mandurah told me it takes great care of the native flora and don't like children and local residents breaking off handfuls of xanthorrhoea leaves.
Yet their own workers did more damage to the xanthorrhoea population in one morning than all the local kids in the two years I have lived here. ROD LAURIE, Falcon
Editor’s note: The City of Mandurah says it works hard to maintain parks and reserves for the benefit, safety and enjoyment of the community.
Pruning works were undertaken at Linville reserve to provide a safe clearance for pedestrians.