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Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Opinion -

South Perth’s 30-storey tower devel­op­ment and the de­struc­tion of decades-old eu­ca­lypts in Lath­lain Place drew on­line com­ment last week. This is great news, and what an awe­some build­ing it will be. Hope­fully this will stim­u­late even more and higher de­vel­op­ments to hap­pen. There is still plenty of room. - Steve To jus­tify the trees’ demise based on cracked paving and kerb­ing is to deny the trees’ ob­vi­ous nat­u­ral right to out­grow the man-made con­straints placed around it. "In the future Lath­lain Place will be recog­nised for its canopy of shady trees"... Cold com­fort con­sid­er­ing it al­ready was recog­nised for this. I'm not sure what future Mr Bow is talk­ing about be­cause it won't be in his or my life­time. - Peter Mel­rosa I agree with Peter. The ex­pense to cut down ma­ture trees and then re­plant new ones seems in­ap­pro­pri­ate.

- Julie Smith In­cred­i­bly short­sighted de­ci­sion in it­self, and as for re­plac­ing the two eu­ca­lypts with a South Amer­i­can va­ri­ety of tree - sim­ply un­be­liev­able.

- Rachel

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