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FREMANTLE COUNTING ITS TREES

Posted in city of fremantle, environment, nature, trees, Uncategorized by freoview on June 14, 2017

A City of Fremantle officer has been walking the nature beat for several weeks to record every tree in the city.

I had seen her around the CBD for the last few days so asked her this morning what she was doing.

It’s a pretty big task but a very good idea and the next step has to be to protect trees from being killed when new development happens.

The plane trees at Kings Square will be relocated when the development there starts and have been prepared by arborists so that they will survive the journey.

Roel Loopers

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  1. Pete said, on June 20, 2017 at 2:36 pm

    I love that tree too Suzanne … Hope it doesn’t get the chop when they develop that corner block !

  2. Suzanne said, on June 15, 2017 at 2:55 pm

    “I think that I shall never see
    A poem lovely as a tree….”
    (Joyce Kilmer)
    ….and the beautiful tree on the corner of Cliff and High is a perfect example.
    The tiny little planting has grown into a gorgeously shaped exquisite shade area, nurtured by the Council keepers.
    People are constantly sitting under it on the low limestone wall. Thanks Council
    Garden experts. Love it.

  3. Clayton Gunning said, on June 15, 2017 at 9:34 am

    I agree with Rob but let me take his observation of two trees to the next step. There are hundreds of trees if not thousands that are struggling that would benefit from a little TLC. Despite the best intentions Council’s “Tree Canopy” plan is flawed, wasting money on new plantings, many of which will never mature whilst ignoring established trees.

  4. Rob said, on June 15, 2017 at 5:33 am

    We had two beautiful trees on the railway area just north of the Roundhouse that were managed by the PTA and required careful trimming. Instead, because of convenience and laziness were cut down at the base and not replaced. It’s a disgrace as the trees had been there for 20 years, were of no danger and just required a little love.

  5. freoview said, on June 14, 2017 at 1:47 pm

    I believe that is what is happening Clayton.

    Roel

  6. Clayton Gunning said, on June 14, 2017 at 1:45 pm

    Roel I question the value of this exercise unless the type, size and condition of the trees is also being recorded…….


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