SHADE TREES SHOULD STAY
I HEARD with disbelief the council is considering removing all of the beautiful shade trees on Warner St to allow for carparking.
If this correct, I can only say that the councillors have lost their heads somewhere.
Along with a handful of local residents, I was responsible for the planting of all of the shade trees which are to be found along the streets close to Macrossan St. We used to plant the trees early in the mornings before work and the heat of the day arrived.
Council did not pay one penny for all of these trees which beautify the town area. It was all done with volunteer labour.
The shade provided also cools down the air as it passes through the trees. To consider removing these trees is pure madness.
If one looks at the standard of those in politics at any level in this country then I suppose it’s not surprising that there are those who would return Warner St to a barren, hot, boring street of former days as is the other end of Warner St which, when we were planting the Warner St trees, some business owners at the other end of the street did not want us to plant trees at their end of the street. Take a look at Warner St. You have a beautiful shady and inviting end and a boring unattractive and hot landscape at the other end. Which do you prefer?
GARRY MASTERS, former resident and regular visitor to Port Douglas.
The tree lined Warner St in Port Douglas provides a shady retreat.