I was really pleased to see the way that the City recently planted trees along Rudloc Road, Morley. Whilst some people may prefer the look of trees on a raised kerb (such as the tree in the middle background of the picture), I think it makes more sense to plant them at road level whenever possible. Continue reading Tree Planting at Street Level
Can you see it? Because it’s happening throughout the City of Bayswater, on a number of fronts. Attitudes have changed, policies are changing and our streetscapes are improving. The Greening of Bayswater has started.
Trees on public land are cut down for a number of reasons. They may be deemed unsafe and a public risk, it may be that they are damaging infrastructure such as roads or pavements or it may be that they are positioned exactly where someone wants to build their driveway. In my time on Council other reasons have included requests from the public to destroy trees due to leaf litter, bird noise and the shading of solar panels. Continue reading A Solution For Preventing The Destruction Of Trees
This blog post is in relation to a notice of motion I submitted at the last Council meeting. A notice of motion means that it will come up for debate at our next meeting and this is on the 23rd of September 2014. The motion is… Continue reading ‘20 per cent by 2025’ – It Makes Economic Sense