That’s row as in argument, not as in row your boat…
Some precious folk in the older ‘burbs are upset that TAMS has had the temerity to ask them to give the public their footpathes back. They think their towering and ever-expanding hedges should be allowed to continue on their way and tough luck for any pesky pedestrians who might wish to walk on a footpath.
To request that public areas should remain – well – public seems to be nothing short of an assault on heritage values this guy reckons. The Canberra Times has a classic photo of what happens when you have to get a bit more serious with the clippers. Of interest is that on the side of the picture is an unpruned area where you can clearly see just how far this bloke’s hedge has taken over the footpath – all of it. Makes the guy look a bit of a burk IMHO.
This is a problem all over the established areas of Canberra, and good on TAMS for cracking down on it. How ugly it ends up looking after pruning back is simply a testiment to how inconsiderate the owner was in the first place.