Save Bowral’s Hertitage Trees

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“Don’t it always seem to go, that you don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone. They paved paradise and put up a parking lot”.

Despite Joni Mitchell’s efforts, it doesn’t seem like our council members learnt much from these lyrics and definitely didn’t have the tune in mind when they agreed to chop down 153 historic trees of Oak Avenue for a Station Street parking upgrade. 

Much like the old coach house that once marked the entrance into the Southern Highlands, these trees are a beautiful gateway into Bowral. Regretfully we sat and allowed the Wingecarribee Shire Council to plough down that coach house and replace it with Bunnings and traffic lights. 

The environment is feeling the impact of all the development as we attempt to destroy the region in all its natural beauty to become the next Campbelltown. This time the council needs to hear us. 

In an article by Robbert Smit he writes, “I walked Station Street this morning where the trees stood silently with a fine rain falling onto the Autumn leaves. May they so remain with dignity” - and with the strength of our community, they may. 

 

Souces: LattéLife, yoursaywingecarribee.com.au



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