I found myself on the outskirts of Perth on the weekend (I'm always looking for new roads to ride) and was shocked at what I saw.
I don't know why I was shocked. Perhaps I keep hoping against hope. But I was definitely shocked to see the acres and acres of new houses with no trees anywhere. Not in the properties, not in the streets. Nothing. Just built form as far as the eye could see.
The battle for the hearts and minds has been lost out there. This is the new norm. Trees are seen as an intrusion.
We're going to end up looking like a Greek island.