02 April 2014

Is Heywood park an over-rated icon?

The article  by Ali Clarke in Monday's paper has caused quite a storm. Heywood Park is considered a destination in Unley and many people go their to enjoy the ambience and let the kids run free for an hour or two. When my boys were little they enjoyed climbing inside the hollow tree and the wooden fort. Most of this stopped when a kid (thankfully not mine) got stuck inside the tree and the offending tree was fenced off. It has seen many upgrades since then and the significant trees have been better protected and managed.  Since when were trees in a park considered to be widow-making? Should Council be removing all trees that are large? Or is there a balance between the two that allows people and the planet to enjoy the trees while the kids can play safely?

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