Tamborine tree vandals strike yet again (4)


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.

 BEFORE - The row of Pine Trees and Eucalypts which have all gone

BEFORE – The row of Pine Trees and Eucalypts which have all gone

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.


3 thoughts on “Tamborine tree vandals strike yet again (4)

  1. Tamborine tree vandals strike yet again – christinedeacon2

  2. Many great words have been written over the centuries about the importance of trees. It’s a real shame that idiots keep chopping them down. Here are a few intelligent quotes to stop and make us think.

    Trees are sanctuaries. Whoever knows how to speak to them, whoever knows how to listen to them, can learn the truth. They do not preach learning and precepts, they preach, undeterred by particulars, the ancient law of life.

    What we are doing to the forests of the world is but a mirror reflection of what we are doing to ourselves and to one another.

    If I were a tree, I would have no reason to love a human.
    Maggie Stiefvater.
    Geof in Merimbula.


    • Thanks Geof, eventually I had to escape the noise of chainsaws and the shredder and went to Nerang Cinema to see `Transformer’, about artificial intelligence, which I thought was very good and important at this time.


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