The Sydney Morning Herald has an article today about the increase of tree poisoning happening in Sydney, particularly the Inner West.  SoT got a mention.

”Without a doubt, people are removing them because they think it’ll bump up the price of their land even more,” said a local arborist, Kelly Eedy. ”The reality, though, is that the leafy streets tend to be the most sought after ones.”

I hope that this article prompts Marrickville Council to dedicate more resources to fighting tree vandalism.  http://www.smh.com.au/environment/conservation/money-the-root-of-evil-in-poisoned-tree-case-20110603-1fkz8.html

Good looking, tall street trees significantly increase the value of nearby properties. A property that has a leafy canopy will sell for more money than one that doesn't. If you want to increase the value of your property, plant trees.