Norfolk Island pines not our natural landscape
Climate change is no longer a debate, it’s about what we need to be doing now towards mitigation which is important.
Planting and retaining native trees will go a long way in contributing to the reduction of our summer’s high air temperature and declining rainfall.
So while I commend the City of Bunbury on their many great tree planting projects, there is still much more that can be done.
However, I’ve been greatly disappointed in the extreme plantings of Norfolk Island pines, especially along Ocean Drive through to the Dolphin Discovery Centre.
Not only will they create numerous environmental problems, they are not part of our natural landscape, and their profuse plantings are mind numbingly boring.
While there have been numerous public submissions to the City of Bunbury clearly stating ‘no more Norfolk Island Pines please’, it does lead one to wonder where this irrational decision has come from.