I drove past this work at the corner of Mary Street & Unwins Bridge Road Sydenham a few weeks ago. Part of the road had been reclaimed to widen the footpath & I presume to manage traffic. I saw that space had been left for three verge gardens & hoped at least two of them would include a small street tree.
I drove past again today & all three verge gardens have been planted out, but alas, no trees included. I think this is such a shame because –
- At 16.3% canopy cover, we desperately need more trees.
- This street has very few trees.
- Trees would improve the streetscape here.
Council could have planted those thin columnar ornamental pear trees that they are planting across the municipality. I don’t like these trees at all, but even these would be better than nothing.