Saturday, March 19, 2016

Three lessons

King St, Melbourne (click photo to see how lovely it is)

One: Trees in medians develop full canopies, unlike trees in sidewalks.

Two: Melbourne is blessed to have medians in many of it's CBD streets.

Three: Melbourne takes full advantage of it's advantage and puts BIG trees in it's medians.

Well, OK, there's a fourth lesson. And that is that Perth, which tends to plant small, frangible trees in it's medians so that no one gets sued if a driver runs into them, fails to appreciate that, from a wider societal perspective, the cure is worse than the condition. In other words, it's better to be sued now and then than live with hot, ugly streets 24/7.

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