Tree removal

The public reaction to the removal of four centuries-old gum trees at the site of the future sports hub seems to highlight a disconnect between…

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More proof needed

Giant gum trees are a real danger to out of control motorists but they are also integral to the Hills, where the scenery is one of the reasons so many people visit and choose to live here.

Fire season starts

The universities of SA and Adelaide have combined to do a three-year study exploring the balance between conservation values and bushfire risk. Their work will focus on community perceptions about how best to manage vegetation where houses meet rural land and bush.

Tree trimming

Landholders’ concerns about tree trimmers contracted by SA Power Networks is a complex one that requires a man in a high viz vest to cut a careful line between bushfire safety and the intense personal attachment people have for their environment … with a chainsaw.

Ongoing problem

Imagine coming home to find trees you planted on your property or marvelled at over the years for their natural beauty had been butchered. How…

Giants in peril

For centuries the giant river red gum on Barker Road has towered over the Mt Barker landscape, a silent witness to the greatest changes that…

Tour success

Another Tour Down Under has raced through the Hills and been declared a resounding success.