On December 12th a thought provoking post on the Benalla Community Notice Board Facebook page by Giulia Franchesci raised her concerns ...
"Hello Benalla people....
I believe we are at point if we don’t start to protect mature public shade trees, dangerous precedents are being set by Landowners and Council’s to remove any, and all, public trees that are considered “problematic”.
LET’S SAVE IT!!!
Over the last 40 or more years this tree has OXYGENATED, REFRESHED, SHADED and BEAUTIFED our little space on this planet. Benalla.
LET’S US GIVE A THANKS BY RESISTING HIS REMOVAL.
Every word or deed spent in his cause it will help.
Let’s learn to be responsible human beings.
Let’s protect what protects us.
Even the least environmental aware community members would probably prefer to park in shade away from our hot sun.
The tree is there for all of society’s benefit.
I am not sure if one land owner’s convenience should not have the right to destroy something that will benefit all of us for centuries."
With love Giulia"