Co­conut tree dis­grace

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - FEEDBACK -

THE re­cent ker­fuf­fle over the felling of the co­conut palms on Four Mile Beach has re­drawn the old bat­tle lines be­tween plants, peo­ple and the hor­ti­cul­tural bo­gans that be­lieve only na­tives should be planted or en­cour­aged to the ex­clu­sion of ev­ery­thing else.

Some of you may re­mem­ber the em­bar­rass­ing move­ment which pre­vailed here up un­til a cou­ple of years ago that thought en­cour­ag­ing the stran­gling figs on the African oil palms was a good thing.

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