Tag Archives: trees and bushland

Monetary value of streetscapes

In case you missed it, the most recent episode of ABC Radio National’s Money Program reported on the measurable economic value of street trees (link here) which save government millions of dollars.  To learn more about trees, come to a talk this weekend: FREE TALK:  THE IMPORTANCE OF TREES Speaker:  Jeff Angel, Exec Director Total […]
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SOS: Sydney’s urban green spaces

It’s obvious that community groups need to become more effective in protecting Sydney’s green spaces, especially since the Greater Sydney Commission’s District Plans and the new and proposed state legislation are upon us. The Total Environment Centre (TEC) is inviting community groups to a forum to improve collaboration and build effective strategies.  Speakers and facilitators […]
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Living with tawny frogmouths

Hunters Hill’s tree canopies provide shelter for lots of magnificent birds, including tawny frogmouths.  This video was filmed in Hunters Hill by Darren and Thalia Broughton for the Birds in backyards YouTube channel.
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Ausgrid tree action ‘justified’ !

Anthony Roberts, Minister for Energy and Member for Lane Cove and the NSW Department of Industry have justified their destruction of old trees in Hunters Hill as ‘authorised vegetation removal’  in their recent letter to the hunters-hill-trust.   A community committee will review Ausgrid’s guidelines.  Contact Ausgrid’s Vegetation & Inspection Manager, Kevin Hamblin on (02) 4399 […]
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Stop the Chop: update

Some good news Lane Cove Council has had a big win for trees in their area.  Under the 10/50 Code the owners of nearly 90% of Lane Cove properties could cut down trees within 10 metres of their house without council permission.  Huge numbers of trees that presented no bushfire risk have been cut down.  […]
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Ausgrid abominations: what happened next

After no response from Anthony Roberts, MP for Lane Cove we contacted the media.  You may have caught some of the outrage aired on ABC Radio.  On 18 September, we attended a community meeting convened by Jo Haylen, MP for Summer Hill and Jamie Parker, MP for Balmain, who were both arguing in the House […]
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Chainsaw massacre: Ausgrid’s vandalism

Ausgrid is responsible for vandalising Hunters Hill’s street trees. In street after street,  beautiful 100 year old box trees are being irreparably disfigured. The contractors are not arborists. They have no training. Canopies are disappearing and no regard has been paid to their significance. Hunters Hill Council’s Tree Officer has been told that “the Electricity […]
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Which suburbs have the cleanest air?

A study by UTS shows that suburbs with dense tree canopies have lower concentrations of particulate matter in the air – cleaner air.  Tree canopies help with disperse particulate pollution that is responsible for cancers and respiratory diseases, like asthma. The total tree canopy cover across the City of Sydney local government area is about 15.5%, including 6.6% on private land, […]
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Who is the tree vandal at Huntleys Cove?

Someone has poisoned 20 trees near the ferry wharf at Huntley’s Cove. This tiny pocket of waterfront remnant bushland has been devastated. Hunters Hill Council has left the dead trees, closed the reserve & put banners up. 3 houses above the site will gain harbour views. If you know something, contact phone 9879 9400 or go to www.huntershill.nsw.gov.au/treevandalism.
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Code 10/50 allows urban bushland annihilation in Hunters Hill

33 significant native trees have been cut down on a development site in Barons Cresent, despite a Land and Environment Court ruling that the retention of these trees was in the community interest. The DA approved the removal of 10 trees but by using Code 10/50 the developer was able to measure 10 metres from […]
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