Save Anson Street trees and businesses

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Divyansh Banwala
1 month ago
i don’t wanna cut down these trees because they are really helpful and beauty of the place.

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Thomas Broadbridge
Jan 27, 2021
We need to do all we can to save our heritage AND the planet

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zelma fishman
Jan 25, 2021
Trees make a community livable.

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Vanessa Elliott
Jan 25, 2021
When it takes 70 years to grow trees to this size with the view of providing shade it is obvious that they should form a valuable part of any future planned streetscape and continue to add their beauty and shade to all future developments there. As a previous visitor to the region, the trees are a memorable part of the township and I would be extremely disappointed to see them removed. It would be a very limited way of thinking if they could not be incorporated into the new streetscapes plans.

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Kylie Thomas
Jan 25, 2021
I do not live in Orange however, I visit from my home in Wahroonga, Sydney, 2-3 times a year. The tree-lined streets of Orange are the main reason we choose Orange over other towns within the same distance from Sydney. We love the walks to the local businesses, the tree-lined streets are what we rave about to friends and family.
My husband participates in the Newcrest Challenge each year, one of many cycling circuits he attends but Orange is the only place that we make a holiday out of, often now with extended family because of the unique and natural beauty of this town. Please do not let Orange lose it's beautiful identity and unique street appeal.

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Bruce Illidge
Jan 19, 2021
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anne mayne
Jan 19, 2021
GRRRRRR. Orange is a beautiful city well known for its glorious tree lined streets. Mudgee some years ago in its wisdom, busily cut down all the magnificent plane trees in the main street, which shaded many parked cars. Reason: too many birds in the trees, and the leaves were too big (only fell once a year!). Good grief!! They also cut down ALL the willow trees (noxious weeds don't you know!) along the Cudgegong River, and wondered why the banks fell away. Oh, and then, they cut down a row of specially planted gum trees commemorating WWI soldiers in an avenue, because they wanted a footpath there (which went nowhere). Another row of mature trees leading out of town was also chopped down because there was supposedly some disease (so remove the diseased branches, but not the whole trees!) AND SO IT GOES ON!!! Words fail me!

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Howard Crawford
Jan 18, 2021
As if places like Orange are not hot enough in summer?

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Jill Grimsey
Jan 11, 2021
I have signed for similar reasons to the other signatories. Has Council provided a reason for their decision to fell the trees? For i
example, are the tree roots lifting foundations? If so, the roots can be pruned, as long as the canopies are reduced by a similar percentage. Black plastic positioned as a wall (underground) between the roots of the trees & the foundations of the buildings would prevent any further intrusion.

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Michael Sheedy
Jan 5, 2021
Dear Councillor Kidd,

During my 60 years on this planet, I have seen some terrific steps towards Urban Renewal. Most of them require the destruction of what is there now to meet an artist’s rendition of what will come in another 60 years.

I have been a regular visitor in my youth to my Grandparents farm in Manildra, so a trip into “town” during summer was often a walk around the shops with an ice-cream cone as the reward for lugging a Months’ worth of groceries to the Ute before the trip back to the farm. These trees are a part of my memories. As an adult, I have attended the TAFE over a 20 year period as both a 40 year old student doing a 5th career change and later as a teacher, and again my after work practice of a walk down the street before dining in the many first class restaurants that have come to the area, has been blessed with the shade they provide. Now as a soon to be retiree with some of my family having moved to the region – I expect to be taking my grandchildren down the same way, sticky hands and all.

The “Berlin Wall’ view that the side of the Woolworths store presents itself to the street would have been broken up had the trees adjacent to it been saved by good arborist practice. The benefits of urbanisation and removal of vehicles and increasing the use of the space by pedestrians being able to move unhindered will be reduced by the lack of natural street character that has been incorporated into the Bold Vision rather than the planting of some more leaf sweeper friendly alternative. If a visionary step to process all the leaves and waste into a small bioreactor and produce methane for power generation use was incorporated, it could well be a zero cost exercise.

In brief, I as a regular visitor, wish it to be considered that the saving of the Anson Street Trees is a matter of worthy debate.