This fig is Newcastle City Council’s pride and joy.
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This sign is the design for Council’s fiddling with a tiny park in Wickham.
The park already has an antique set of swings that have weathered well the decades since I attended the preschool next door.
The see-saw that lacerated my brother’s chin is long gone.
Hill’s figs sit on a rise at the back of the park and line the street in front.
The plans to mess with sorry upgrade the space include a flying fox which strikes me as odd because Islington park residents were told some time ago they couldn’t have one because of the cost. Wickham is such a little park and so few people use it.
Build it and they will come, presumably.
Newcastle City Council’s favourite tree the tuckeroo *groan* and second favourite the magnolia – if only these fed birds and bats like figs – will both get a guernsey. Presumably they’re the evil sorry trendy replacements for the figs.
The design shows a path winding around the park. I hope the well-meaning and tree-loving geniuses in infrastructure will ensure building the path won’t damage the existing trees.
It was a lovely spot for our last fig picnic and I’m sure for all my bitching the park will be great after it’s been messed with.And some extra play equipment may transform it from being a ‘lazy asset’ and thus out of the grasp of some of the Council managers.
I’ve written to Council to ask whether a branch on this tree needs to be pruned. (more…)
I recall a year or so ago Newcastle City Council making a song and dance about mulching mature trees across town. My guess is that trees near Town Hall were mulched but not too many others. (more…)
Re-reading old emails I found some references to what Newcastle City Council erroneously call a casebook – that’s the mega file of tree failures that takes no account of all the trees that haven’t failed. You can find this 14MB file on Council’s website: they’re very proud of it.
I wonder how many times it’s been presented to elected Councillors to keep them in a state of fear. Three arborists commented on it: here’s some of what they had to say: (more…)
Later today Newcastle will hear whether Judge Biscoe has granted the injunction SOF has asked for. (more…)