Pittwater Council gave priority to this tree outside the Avalon shops. Photo by Nina Gow with thanks :-)

Pittwater Council gave priority to this tree outside the Avalon shops. Photo by Nina Gow with thanks 🙂

Three cheers for Pittwater Council who recently decreased the car parking at the Avalon shops by one space to accommodate the encroaching roots of this beautiful street tree – instead of chopping it down.

Research has found that a leafy shopping area increases consumer spending by around 11 per cent, so it is in the interests of the businesses along here to keep all the trees they can.  It’s great to see priority given to a tree over a parking space.

Plenty  of room for the roots now.  Photo by Nina Gow with thanks :-)

Plenty of room for the roots now. Photo by Nina Gow with thanks 🙂

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