Marrickville Council planted four new trees in the lovely Morton Park in Lewisham only to have someone come along & vandalise two of the trees. That’s a minimum of $2,000 of rate-payers money down the drain.
With our urban forest being only 16.3% canopy cover, we desperately need more trees. Marrickville Council cannot increase our urban forest & beautify our municipality if people continue to kill public trees.
The vandalised trees were planted beside the children’s playground & the barbecue. They would have provided shade & beauty for park users, as well as more habitat for wildlife.
I think it is great that Council put up a sign beside the trees rather than ignore the incident. For the time they remain, they will educate people.
I hope the two other new trees remain untouched.