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I have just seen a news item with Blacktown Council graders felling endangered Cumberland Plain Woodland trees at Glenwood Reserve for a football field. The news said ‘People power mobilized to save Blacktown’s trees.’
A resident said Blacktown Council intended to remove 70 mature (100 year old) trees & had already cleared at least ¼ of the trees. As the camera panned to a tree with a very large bird nest in its crown, a resident said, “There are not enough trees for the wildlife.” Blacktown Deputy Mayor said, “We are building a forest out there. We are planting 750 trees & 3000 shrubs. What more can people want?”
Local residents put together a petition saying they were only notified that the trees were to be removed yesterday. State Minister for the Environment Frank Sartor stepped in & halted the tree felling. An internet search found an article about this issue from today in the Blacktown Advocate.
If you are interested in the Cumberland Plains trees, the following is information from the Department of Water, Environment, Heritage & the Arts-