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help save Moore Park

In 1867, Moore Park was established by Charles Moore, the Mayor of Sydney City Council. Today the park is an essential part of Centennial Parklands. Known as the ‘People’s Park’ and ‘lungs of the city’, the park is of national significance. In 2016, some of Sydney’s most magnificent heritage fig trees in Moore Park were […]
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Trees in Sydney’s north: new clearing rules

NSW Government has introduced new tree clearing laws.  What does it mean for the future of wildlife?  What about our ever-shrinking tree canopy?  You are invited to attend Total Environment Centre’s community forum:    Trees in Sydney’s North. Speakers:  Jeff Angel TEC and Emily Ryan, Environment Defenders Office When:  30 November, 6.30-8:30pm Where: Cheltenham Recreation […]
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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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