Perth council verges: Native plants? Vegetables? Fake lawn? Do what you like?



Freo cuts down trees and concretes Parks.

Perth’s most – and least – progressive street verges have been revealed as community debate rages on the roles and rules of nature strips.

Source: Perth council verges: Native plants? Vegetables? Fake lawn? Do what you like?

 

Sadly for Freo the words  most progressive also means most treeless.

Peppermint Grove gets a little grief for being the most inflexible but when you give the suburb look on google earth it has a much more impressive tree canopy than most suburbs and well better than freo.

Its quite clear from the suburbs with good tree canopies are the ones with old fashioned family homes and backyards.

The enemy of the tree canopy is policies like the one Fremantle council is driving of density, high rises and small blocks jammed with as many little homes as possible. Equaling less tree canopy, less amenity, less value for money, lower return on investment and  poor health outcomes to name a few.

http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/jul/10/more-trees-on-your-street-means-fewer-health-problems-says-study

Having on average 10 more trees in a city block improved how someone rated their health by a level comparable to an increase in annual income of $10,000

So I guess that means an impacted on the old Kim Beazley site by a decrease in annual income of over $100,000 on just one block, that’s a massive health impact.

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