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11 Jan 2021
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Petrol prices cheapest on Coast
Four coronavirus cases in 2257
Peninsula News' role - supporting local democracy
Two young life savers conduct successful rescue
Higher crime rate in Woy Woy than in Umina-Ettalong
Shop at aged care home replaces supermarket outings
Both old and new trees needed, says GUST
The world needs altruists, says Rotary club president
Expired flares to be collected at Lions Park
Petrol station neighbours hit by noise and parking limit
Statements made about local coronavirus cases
One ferry stops while other continues
Crime rate drops on the Peninsula
'Busiest holiday season ever', say tourism operators
'Strict new laws' to control short-term rentals
Market stall for Uganda project
Bank contributes $160,000 to local projects
Developer seeks to move planned building one metre
Certificate allows construction of multi-dwelling project
New bridge built at arboretum
Tree-planting tally reaches 473
Long-serving Rotary members move on
Blue boat removed from mangroves
Coast could be hit with privatisation, says Tesch
Email the council 'if a tree is removed', says tree group
Wharf construction resumes for new year
Wettest December in wettest year in 16 years
Does council give credence to inaccurate traffic studies?
Elderly patients forced to wait outside on foot
Free weekly women's exercise class
Peninsula loses free immunisation clinic
Only two aged care visitors a day, relatives told
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External groups create artworks at Woy Woy and Umina
Church reviews its part in religious education program
College students offered tertiary places
Shade trees planted outside school
Back packs and school supplies for families in need
O'Farrell scores 111 for Southern Spirt
Donations sought for new soccer clubhouse
Bunnies ask junior players to register
Women's soccer coach sought
Year's first red point event for bridge club
Virus restrictions change Pennants Trial
Netball club sets registration fees
Bridge club championship
Soccer trials and training start at SEU

Email the council 'if a tree is removed', says tree group

The Grow Urban Shade Trees group has asked residents to email Central Coast Council and ask them to plant more trees "if you see a tree removed, or a spot that could use some shade".

"They do listen.It just takes time and effort to get the message across," said group member Ms Jenny Wilder.

She said: "A beautiful ficus was stolen from behind the sign at the Umina Park entry a couple of years ago."

A two year old robusta disappeared last month just metres away.

"Several mature trees around the park have been removed, presumably sickly due to several years of tough conditions.

"A robusta near the Umina SLSC struggles to survive while its two neighbours are long gone."

She said it was important to remember that these trees were not growing in their natural environment.

"They're trees in urban places where we humans get to enjoy them regularly. But they are vulnerable.

"Trees take years to deliver shade, and even after years or even decades of growth they can be gone in the blink of an eye.

"They're not self-propagating, so we need to keep planning and planting to keep our local area green.

"Our goal is more shade, beauty and habitat."

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