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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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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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Redesign of deadly highway intersection takes heavy toll on native trees

This story appeared in The Age on November 16, 2015, journalist is Adam Carey. It has been called “the most dangerous intersection anywhere in Victoria” by a former premier, a black spot 20 minutes south of Bendigo on the Calder Highway that … 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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