|Elm and ash trees along the Barwon live to see another day|
So why all the fanfare? Well, the community rally held on-site at the week-end saw a petition signed by some 640 people, making it clear to the Corangamite Catchment Management Authority (CCMA) that there was significant community interest in the issue. White bands were tied around the trunks of the trees to indicate "hope". Earlier during the week at a council meeting, a motion was tabled by Councillor Stretch Kontelj moving for a halt to the trees' removal until their historic and cultural significance can be determined.
|The trees with their white bands|
|Stand of non-native trees near Queen's Park Golf Course|
* For those not in the know, CoGG stands for City of Greater Geelong.