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Western Highway. Save the trees – yes! “Alternative,” damaging route – no!

Stunning remnant roadside vegetation on the Western Highway near Mt Langi Ghiran will be destroyed if the local residents’ campaign is successful. They are trying to save trees on their farms, a perfectly acceptable aim. Worryingly, residents are also calling … Continue reading

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VicRoads’ continued war on trees: 90 Endangered Strzelecki Gums lined up

The Latrobe Valley Sustainability Group is protesting VicRoads’ proposal to remove 90 Endangered Strzelecki Gums plus acacias and wattles (including 24 old and very old trees) as part of a road safety project on the Tyers/Traralgon Road in the Latrobe … Continue reading

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Melbourne Metro Rail Project to inflict considerable damage to St Kilda Rd and the Domain Parklands

It would take St Kilda Road (and Domain Parklands) at least a generation to recover from Melbourne Metro Rail construction, as new trees planted to replace those destroyed will not mature for many, many decades. Very Third World! The trees should … Continue reading

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A prominent, highly visible fence on Flemington Rd has been painted with a plea to the Premier Daniel Andrews. “Daniel Andrews – no more tree killing – please.” The sign also refers to this blog site – It’s putting the government … Continue reading

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100 year old Lemon Scented Gum being removed on Flemington Rd, Melbourne

Many Melbourne groups, including the Friends of  Moonee Ponds Creek , the National Trust (which has listed the tree) and the Yarra Campaign for Action on Transport mourn the destruction of an  iconic 92 year old Lemon-scented Gum, and 5-6 others in Parkville. The … Continue reading

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Scenic Route to the Grampians from Ararat to be less scenic

Many motorists visiting Halls Gap in the Grampians prefer to take the scenic route. (They visit the Grampians because they happen to like its natural beauty – so they like beautiful tree-lined roadsides as well).  One such road takes them via Cathcart and Moyston … Continue reading

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Beautiful tree-lined road at Cathcart (near the Grampians) in VicRoads’ firing line.

35 – perhaps more – beautiful Redgums and Yellow Box trees at Cathcart on the Ararat- Hall’s Gap Rd are set to be cut out. The choice of trees to be destroyed seems random and illogical, and quite unnecessary. VicRoads … Continue reading

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“Roadside Hazards” (AKA trees) to be removed across Victoria in a VicRoads’ war on the environment.

Roadside trees like these south of Pootilla on the Ballarat -Daylesford road are set to be removed as part of the TAC-funded “Towards Zero” “safety” campaign. (The exact location is unclear). VicRoads is stepping up its campaign to remove what … Continue reading

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Roadside trees at Cathcart to be removed by VicRoads?

VicRoads seem intent on removing the character of beautiful country roads, these days preferring to refer to trees using the engineered term “roadside obstacles.” Between 35 and 100 roadside trees which are mainly Yellow and Red Gums are in the firing line along the scenic … Continue reading

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Duplication of the Princes Highway between Winchelsea and Colac

From Nicola Provan. The duplication of the Princes Highway in the section between Winchelsea and Colac  (38 km) involves the destruction of many kilometres of old roadside plantings, unless the public – no doubt up to now poorly informed, apart from … Continue reading

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