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The great tree removal rush

By johnboy 7 May 2012 7

The Liberals’ Alistair Coe is burnishing his chainsaw credentials with demands that more be done to lop down old trees around Canberra:

The ACT Labor Government has had a year to remove 900 dangerous trees across Canberra, but has only removed 100 so far. ACT Shadow Urban Services Minister Alistair Coe said today that ACT Labor has delayed this important local service to the point that 800 trees now need to be removed by the end of the financial year.

“I have received representations from concerned residents who have been waiting almost a year to have dangerous trees removed,” Mr Coe said.

“For example, a dangerous tree in a Nichols park should be prioritised for removal, but the government has instead left it to last minute.

“The Territory and Municipal Services Department now has a massive job on its hands by removing 800 trees by the end of the financial year, instead of progressively removing them over the past year.

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gazket 10:58 pm 09 May 12

in the 21st century The Territory and Municipal Services Department can only remove 1 tree every 3 days. That’s disgusting and pure laziness no wonder we are going broke

Sandman 8:28 pm 09 May 12

Alistair Coe , proudly sponsored by Saphire Coast Tree Removal.

EvanJames 11:09 pm 07 May 12

Best to knock down all the trees, just in case they’re thinking of becoming dangerous. Everything must be SAFE.

Mr Evil 10:56 pm 07 May 12

Alistair, fetch the stick, boy – fetch!

Thumper 9:54 pm 07 May 12

Alistair, as usual, is beating up the wrong tree err, bush…..

Sorry about that.

Anna Key 9:28 pm 07 May 12

Get fair work australia on to it

gooterz 7:42 pm 07 May 12

Trees are harder to catch than kangeroo’s they tend to jump around alot.

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