TREES FELLED BY CHAINSAW
TORCH Newspaper – 15/02/1989
The society spokesman, Mr Col Gibson, said Bankstown Council lacked appreciation of the beauty of native trees
“It looks like someone has ran amok with a chainsaw on a stand of paperbark shrubs in Airport Reserve,” Mr Gibson told the Torch on Monday.
“Our society has written to council complaining about the death of these Australian native trees.
“There is apparently no reason for the attack,” Mr Gibson said.
Mr Gibson said the society was “concerned” at council’s lack of interest.
“Apparently council has no appreciation of these and other district shrubs,” he said.
“How can a person wielding a chainsaw get away with this destruction?
“A senior council officer, Mr Phil Doughty, recently said that all the trees within three metres of a building should be chopped down.
“This proves that council does not have the best interests of the native trees at heart,” he said.
Mr Gibson said it worried the society that council had a lack of interest in native trees.
“Our native trees are disappearing at a fast rate and something should be done to stop this carnage,” Mr Gibson said.