Local councils should green-up streetscapes by planting more trees, but is it enough? Surely, the panning system needs to be changed to mandate a bigger land/house ratio and make compulsory tree laden landscape plans for new builds and renovations. What do you think?
"And while one seemingly simple solution could cool down our streets, bureaucratic red tape and risk-averse councils are shunning the idea. The analysis comes from 202020 Vision, a national initiative that includes state and local governments, universities and business, which aims to increase urban green spaces by 20 per cent by 2020. It has said over the last four years tree and shrub cover in urban areas has declined by the equivalent of 4000 sq kilometres — that’s the same area as 162,000 Melbourne Cricket Grounds.That can have a negative effect on everything from anti-social behaviour to health."
Part of our Careel Creek Vine Weeds project, in partnership with NB Council, funded by a grant to PNHA from Greater Sydney Local Land Services. Below: Brazilian Nightshade flowers and its berries spread by birds. Don't be fooled by the pretty colours! ... See MoreSee Less
Did you miss out on free native plants at Avalon Markets?Not to worry. Mona Vale Markets is on Sunday 9 December. NB Council will be holding a FREE NATIVE PLANT GIVEAWAY. The stall will be located near the library and kids playground area next to Park Street. Sydney Red Gum Angophora costata is flowering extra well this year. Want one? ... See MoreSee Less
Congrats and thanks to hard working Northern Beaches Council staff who gave out a total of 1361 local native plant tubestock including 655 Trees and shrubs at Avalon Market Day. Plus great information about what to plant where, and how to plant so the plants survive. If you missed out and want to plant a native tree, contact the Council. ... See MoreSee Less
Thanks for all you do. Now if we can just get them to protect our beautiful trees.
Monday November 19th, 2018
Patersonia Day at the Baha'i Temple November 19. We were up there this morning arranging another grant to fund saving the endangered Grevillea caleyi, and Native Iris (Patersonia sp) was in abundance. Each flower spike has several buds which open in sequence, and certain days seem to be just right for flowers to open. ... See MoreSee Less
Row, I have some of these for you, will flower in a year or two.
Monday November 19th, 2018
If you missed buying your PNHA cards at Avalon Market Day, just contact us for some of our many blank cards with images of local plants, birds, insects and scenery. Christmas Bush and Christmas Bells make great cards for Christmas. We'll have cards at the NB Council Bushcare Christmas party on December 1 at the CEC too. Cards + envelope are $2.00 each. ... See MoreSee Less
At Avalon Market Day we chatted to lots of people who stopped at our attractive weed display. "I have that weed. What's it called and what can I do about it?" Nothing like a weed specimen and someone who can help answer questions about it. PNHA members can send us a weed photo so we can help identify it. ... See MoreSee Less