On Wednesday 7 June 2017 Sustainable Communities returned to Thebarton Senior College to give students a workshop on creating wicking boxes as part of their Environment Expo. Barb, Mahima, Trevor and Monica, joined other organisations in the gym with a display and information.
Thebarton Senior College has many students who are new arrivals – refugees, overseas students or migrants. Many students were interested to see what we did and were interested in having vegetable gardens at home. Many also live in flats so are interested in growing some herbs in a small space. Continue reading
The green canopy of these beautiful River Red Gums soften and enhance the suburban landscape in Victoria Avenue, but for how much longer we do not know. An application has been submitted to council for the removal of these trees.
Between a human and a tree is the breath. We are each other’s air. –
There is a wild beauty in the statuesque older trees that thrust their limbs skyward above our suburban dwellings. These trees provide numerous benefits to humans for free and without any demands, except perhaps to be allowed to live. Sadly more and more of our big old trees are disappearing from suburban areas and in most places big tree species are no longer being planted. Undoubtedly this urban forest adds value and prestige to areas like Unley and if we don’t act now to halt the loss of trees, in a generation all our Adelaide suburbs will resemble stark concrete deserts. Yet most people fail to even notice the demise of these trees, some of which stood tall and proud before Europeans even set foot on this land.
by Anne Wharton on behalf of Save Unley Trees Campaign
Many residents in the Unley Council area are most concerned about the number of regulated and significant trees being removed from our suburbs, especially on private land. Indeed this seems to be happening throughout suburban Adelaide.
In Fairford Street, Unley there are 2 huge River Red Gums, possibly 100+ years old. The owners have recently submitted another application to Council to remove the western tree (their third application to cut down one or both of the trees).
Photo taken 2 years ago before new house was built. The tree under application is the right hand tree (western), the bigger of the two, that is listed on the Unley Council’s Significant Tree List.