23 November 2010

Someone doesn't like elms

| johnboy
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The NCA is appalled that someone’s been at their elm trees on Kings Avenue:

Five Elm trees planted by the National Capital Authority (NCA) along Kings Avenue were substantially vandalised over the weekend.

The Elms trees (Ulmus procera) were part of the regeneration work associated with the Kings Avenue overpass construction.

NCA Executive Director, Alison Walker-Kaye said the damage was so extensive that all five trees will need to be replaced.

‘It is extremely disappointing that we’ve lost these Elm trees. Replacement trees will be planted as soon as possible, but we hope that this does not occur again,’ said Ms Walker-Kaye.

With 102 planted we are at least spared the possibility of an Elm shortage. Fret not, the AFP has been alerted.

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Holden Caulfield11:32 am 23 Nov 10

We had a few young plants/trees nicked or damaged from our place a few years ago. We also seem to lose 3-4 plants per year from the hedge we are establishing, due to mindless dogs or humans. So, it happens to the little people too, unfortunately.

bitzermaloney11:27 am 23 Nov 10

Sounds like a case of the left hand not knowing what the right is doing or the NCA is being so efficient that it’s cutting down the trees within days of planting them.

If not, maybe the NCA can put on a keg where they are planning on cutting a few trees down and invite a few ANU students. FREE BEER says a lot to a bored procrastinating uni student lookign for another reason not to study…. and it has to be cheaper that the $2.5k they say it cost to take down a tree.

…it happens in my neighbourhood every weekend, an investment in more robust tree protective measures would be helpful for younger trees…and save some money over time.

I often wondered what sort of mental deficiency a person has when mindlessly destroying a tree, it’s just not your common suburban vandal trait.

They stopped the ANU bar crawl in part due to tree damage between the various venues. If you dont watch out, they will stop the Kings Ave overpass and just leave us forever with variously coloured water filled barriers and confusing line markings (and no bike path)

WTF? … who would get a thrill out of trashing trees?

“Tree rage” will be put into the too hard basket along with “road rage” … AFP are unlikely to find the dirt on anyone.

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