Street tree foliage, Bathurst

More City Shade Trees, Please!

By Warwick Artis Bathurst’s extended CBD area currently has an estimated 2% street tree canopy cover that compares very poorly with the recent survey of 39 council areas in NSW where the benchmark is 15% to 20%.   The study by UTS’s Institute of Sustainable Futures measured and benchmarked urban tree canopy cover over 139…

Water is wiser than gold

By TRACY SORENSEN A couple of thousand years ago – so the story goes – three wise men gave gifts to a special newborn baby. They handed over frankincense and myrrh, perfumes made from the resins of gnarly trees, and gold. All these years later we still get pretty excited about that last one. This…