I love posting about good news & today I have just that. Last October 2011 I posted about the stupid vandalism of 3 new Gordonias in a row of 10 street trees that Marrickville Council had planted on the Richardsons Crescent crest that goes over the railway line between Marrickville & Tempe. Another tree was pulled out a week or two after I posted. See - http://bit.ly/tfq78S
The good news is that Marrickville Council have replaced all 4 trees & added another one for good measure. Thankfully, Gordonias are slow growing & Council used trees that are pretty much the same size as the older Gordonias, so the line of trees will grow together & not look hotch-potch.
This area needed street trees. Once these trees grow, this section will look lovely, especially when they are in flower. Flowers like large fried eggs sitting sunny-side up on the grass will give a cheery sight for people stuck in traffic here. These trees are also good for nectar-eating birds, bats & bees. Thank you to Marrickville Council. A lot of people will be happy about this work.