Who will speak for the trees?
When I’m gone, who will speak for the trees. Yet again I’m confronted by a neighbour chopping down trees. This is the third time this year. Big trees whether native or not are carbon transmitters, they are the lungs of the planet and here we are still chopping them down. Firstly the neighbour across the road chopped down a stand of mature pine trees. I managed to save one which was on council footpath.
Then the neighbour on the corner chopped down more pine trees, altering the scenic amenity of the area further. Now for the third time this year, the other neighbour chops down more trees, this time a Jacaranda and other trees. Its seems the fine weather has brought out open season on the trees. The tree loppers must be offering incentives to chop down trees on Tamborine.
They are a dying industry, there’s only a limited number of trees left. The trees are disappearing at an alarming rate on the mountain. People come here because of the trees and the first thing they do is chop down trees.
What is it about trees that incites such destruction. If they want a suburban environment, go live in the suburbs and leave our trees alone.