A "guerrilla greener" sent me the following email:
I completely agree with your blog. I have approached my council many times about additional trees in my area and they do nothing. It is now to the point where I buy seedlings and plant them in parks myself. I am at the 400 mark now and won't stop until my area is green.
What really gets me are these new barren wasteland suburbs which have absolutely no street trees.
And when they do get them they are tiny Bottlebrushes and Weeping Peppermints.
I only plant Tuarts and Flooded Gums, hoping they will hit the 50m mark some day…"
Bit of a sad commentary on the current state of affairs, isn't it?