Protect Our Street Trees

Irresponsible cutting by Ausgrid has seen trees on our local streets brutally hacked back, reducing them to in many cases nothing more than unsightly stumps. It will be years before these trees recover. Add your name to the campaign to protect our street trees!

Irresponsible cutting by Ausgrid has seen trees on our local streets brutally hacked back, reducing them to in many cases nothing more than unsightly stumps. It will be years before these trees recover.

Sign our petition below to ask the Energy Minister to act urgently to stop more trees being damaged by ensuring that Ausgrid have a qualified arborist present while cutting street trees.


GOAL: 1,500 signatures

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  • Diana Dunlop
    signed 2020-12-04 21:04:34 +1100
    I cannot understand why in 2020 powerlines which are not conducive to the environment, dangerous, and a preference over trees are still above ground – it’s absurd that we live in an environment surrounded by powerlines, concrete, and tunnels!
  • Nicole McCann
    signed 2019-09-21 08:29:28 +1000
    Trees need trimming to keep houses etc safe but not cutting or poisoning!
  • Katherine Miller
    signed 2019-09-14 15:08:43 +1000
  • Alex Raiti
    signed 2019-09-13 12:50:37 +1000
    Alex Raiti
  • Philip Crealy
    signed via 2016-11-16 17:50:23 +1100
    This is a disgrace. Spending Billions to put in NBN they should be putting all wires underground!
  • Margaret Hill
    signed 2016-10-27 14:56:20 +1100
  • Matthew Thompson
    published this page in Petitions 2016-10-18 15:32:34 +1100
  • Paul Boundy
    signed 2016-10-14 11:11:19 +1100
    We need to keep the foliage cover to keep our city cool, provide native habitat, and keep our homes places worth living in.
  • Peter Flaherty
    signed 2016-10-12 14:38:39 +1100
    Having started gardening since I was 11 years old, 3years study of Agriculture @ Coffs Harbour High School & 2 years of study of Horticulture @ West Ryde College of Horticulture with distintions,the contractors who pruned the trees in Lillyfield & Liechhardt were totally incompenant ignorant abortionet butchers who should be charged with wilfull destruction, it remines me of the defoliation in the Vietnam War.
  • Carla Pasqualini
    signed 2016-10-10 12:08:04 +1100
    Our neighborhood was recently ‘pruned’… it looks like a hurricane went through. I have never seen such harsh pruning, like kids playing with chainsaws. Are these people trained in any way? I can understand coming home to this if it was a natural disaster ‘an act of god’, out of our control — but completely unacceptable as an ‘act of Ausgrid’
  • Paul John
    signed 2016-10-09 21:13:48 +1100
    The trees aligning Evans Street have been butchered by Ausgrid and it’s time they were accountable for their blatant disregard to the tree line.
  • Mary Powter
    signed 2016-10-09 05:40:13 +1100
  • Bronwyn Wells
    signed 2016-10-07 11:29:41 +1100
  • Hayley Bruce
    signed 2016-10-06 14:08:03 +1100
  • Petah Martin
    signed via 2016-10-04 22:56:29 +1100
  • Denise Derrig
    signed 2016-10-04 16:27:38 +1100
    This really upsets me daily as I travel around, the lack of respect for these beautiful of Earth’s gifts. They provide so many benefits for communities I cannot believe they are so destroyed.
  • Mark Marusic
    signed 2016-10-04 15:28:03 +1100
    Mark Marusic
  • Caroline Lurie
    signed 2016-10-04 15:09:28 +1100
  • Josephine Davidson
    signed 2016-10-04 15:08:47 +1100
  • Beverley Inshaw
    signed 2016-10-04 14:23:29 +1100
  • Jennifer Lyndon
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-10-04 12:37:50 +1100
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  • Jennifer Lyndon
    signed 2016-10-04 12:37:21 +1100
    I went away on holidays many years ago and all the native trees in Booth St were cut down and they put trees from Africa which are now overgrown and the native birds dont like them and problems parking and opening car doors along with the garden beds a waste of time and money and destruction to cars
  • Lola Davidson
    signed 2016-10-04 11:12:45 +1100
  • Margaret Blinco
    signed 2016-10-04 08:50:02 +1100
    I have been appalled by the insensitive ugliness of the tree pruning. It wasn’t pruning; it was destruction.
  • Simon Grover
    signed 2016-10-04 07:53:20 +1100
    simon grover
  • Jeff Parsons
    signed 2016-10-04 00:54:55 +1100
  • Sophia Kevans
    signed 2016-10-03 21:49:48 +1100
  • John Tozer
    signed 2016-10-03 21:12:59 +1100
  • Jason Moore
    signed via 2016-10-03 15:45:08 +1100
  • Margaret Littlewood
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-10-03 15:11:41 +1100
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