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Vandalised young trees in Civic

By qwerky 10 January 2008 29

There are a number of young trees near the Canberra centre that have had several boughs yanked off, or left to dangle dangerously on the footpath, the raw wood exposed. I spotted this outrage on Tuesday, unfortunately too close to the end of Summernats for me to think it would have had nothing to do with that estimable event. Whoever the culprits were, I hope they’re feeling some shame now they’re sober. Everyone has to suffer as a result of their cruel stupidity. The shade provided a building will never be as cool or as soothing as that provided by a tree, and buildings don’t produce oxygen either.

The main reason I think that such senseless vandalism is increasing in our society is that we have so many old, healthy and established trees planted in our streets in rows, none missing.

How many trees will we have in 50 years?

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VYBerlinaV8 8:49 pm 13 Jan 08

“I saw distuebing tree vandalism tonight in the carpark at Belco Mall – a your rights at work poster bolted into the tree.”

This just goes to show how little labor/unions care about the environment.

Vic Bitterman 8:10 pm 13 Jan 08

qwerky = SGS

staria 8:06 pm 13 Jan 08

Oops, I got them mixed up – SKEGS were the skaters and westy’s/booners were kinda the same thing…

Sorry for the double post!

staria 8:04 pm 13 Jan 08

Weren’t westy’s skaters and booners into heavy metal? I remember the dedicated westy’s wearing flanny’s and the booners wearing tight stonewashed jeans…. noice!

Nemo 11:33 pm 11 Jan 08

Maelinar – check out the tree directly in front of you as you leave the red bridge – 4 bolts in it holding up two posters.

ant 9:54 pm 11 Jan 08

We used Boon, Westy and Bogan interchangably. But Bogan is a better-sounding word for people who stuff up our society.

Thumper 8:57 pm 11 Jan 08

I always thought booner was a Melbourne term?

Sands 8:00 pm 11 Jan 08

Ha, booner and westy. I haven’t heard those for years. Yeah, Bogan is definitely an import.

Ben H 6:16 pm 11 Jan 08

To the people complaining about the “boganisation” of our society – since when did Canberrans use the word “bogan”? I remember we used to use the word “booner”, which before that was simply “boon” or “westy”. This might have just been at my schools though?

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