Thanks City of Yarra. Your efforts to beautify the streets of Fitzroy with street trees is working well. This example is on Rose St but there are other examples of vandalism, deliberate destruction and accidental damage caused by cars because the trees make street parking even more difficult than it already is. This needs a rethink.

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  • 4 July 2017 at 2:13 pm
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    Many other trees in our ‘hood suffer similar fates at the hands of rampaging outer suburb bogans. The new tree near the corner of Brunswick St and St David St was uprooted a week after it was planted. I’ve written to the Council a number of times to say it’s a waste of ratepayers money to plant trees without making them bogan-proof.

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  • 4 July 2017 at 7:05 pm
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    We need a bogan-proof fence…

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  • 5 July 2017 at 9:42 am
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    We’ll build a wall!

    And the suburbs will pay for it!!

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    • 8 July 2017 at 12:21 pm
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      I would love to see one. I live in Brunswick which I was loving a decade ago, now there’s just one fight after another, one spate of criminal damage after another, one fucking hooning car waking me up after another. And whenever these pricks are charged “a Craigieburn man… a Shepparton man… a Preston man… a Point Cook man” piss off back to your own suburb and cause havoc in your own bloody community. If you’re not adding value then fuck off.

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      • 8 July 2017 at 6:29 pm
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        Double plus upvote! There is an increasing segment of the population that has not learned to live functional lives, including how to share public space in a respectful and cooperative manner.

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        • 9 July 2017 at 3:23 am
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          I love how a simple post about a dying tree has descended into this hahaha!

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  • 5 July 2017 at 9:27 pm
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    If you plant a tree make sure it is as big and mature as you can replant safely. Planting small twigs invites vandalism. Costs a bit more to move a mature tree but at least it might survive.

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  • 6 July 2017 at 3:22 pm
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    and please plant tress that will provide some shade, 8 years later the trees in my street are still too small to provide any shade, not sure if its due to badly chosen species (forest pansy) or they just aren’t cared for, watered regularly. Rain just doesn’t cut it, since the council thought it was a good idea to top dress them in impenetrable rubble instead of soil.

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    • 6 July 2017 at 5:01 pm
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      Rubble mulch. Great for water retention if only water could penetrate in the first place.

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