HO HUM TREE STRATEGY
I SAY ho hum to the City of South Perth's recent urban forest strategy.
The City has spent more money on professional photography for this report than coming up with this set of draft strategies.
It's nothing but the ‘same old, same old’, with not a single new initiative, when surrounding councils are making headway.
Our favourite public trees are being vandalised and killed, developers have no constraints on cutting down trees, there is little incentive for residents to maintain and treasure the trees in their backyards. Ho hum indeed. Hey City of South Perth, it is time to listen to residents (you know, like you had to for the Westralian Centre).
We love our green suburbs; that's why we live here.
We play under the trees in our parks, we walk and exercise along our tree-lined streets and we're happier and healthier for them.
They are essential for reducing inner-city heat in summer and even raise our property prices so everyone benefits.
We know you're under-resourced, but a quick Google would have given you a spread of urban forest initiatives to act on rather than this copy and paste template. CHRIS MUIR Kensington