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10 Jan 2022
Case numbers grow by almost 1000 in a week
'Stay calm' despite rising cases, says Crouch
Hospital offers new patients rapid antigen tests
Staff member tests positive at aged care home
Several aged care staff test positive
Aged care home creates email address for families
Positive test at Ettalong school
Festival postponed at last minute due to Omicron cases
Surf club postpones five events due to Covid uncertainty
Cycling group issues guidelines with high case numbers
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Resident recognised as 'legendary community volunteer'
Umina CWA Christmas activities
Online guide to wildflowers upgraded for holidays
Tree lovers respond to tree rescue call
Woy Woy Bay wharf celebration
Produce swap
Toastmasters return to face-to-face
'Look around Pearl Beach' - GUST urges
Two wet months bring year's total close to average
No mention of Woy Woy in fast rail announcement
Two-storey dual occupancy proposed for Murray St
Pearl Beach talk about regenerative design
Raft of council plans on show ahead of rate rise move
Book brings to life disadvantage of Stolen Generations
Peninsula needs its own planning framework
Respect the real Australia
Farnell Rd lights will not help traffic flow
Government and council roadside advertising a waste
New chief executive at aged care home
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The Bays Art Show to go ahead
Parents urged to buy stationery at January sales
Woy Woy uniform orders taken from January 19
Year 7 uniforms available from next Monday
Jaylen's achievement in Bradman Cup carnival
Large bridge field for New Year's Cup
Ride to Gosford and back
Interest sought in operating canteen
Southern Spirit to hold annual eight-a-side day
Southern and Ettalong seeks a gear manager
First interclub bridge competition in two years
Senior cricket resumes
Minor singles played at Umina
Triples final at Umina bowling club
Soccer club seeks authors of clubhouse graffiti
Athletes wanted for regional championships
Pre-season soccer training starts

'Look around Pearl Beach' - GUST urges

The Grow Urban Shade Trees group has urged Peninsula residents to look around Pearl Beach to see the benefits of tree canopy.

"The bountiful dappled shade enjoyed at Pearl Beach is not cast by shrubs or small trees but by taller trees, the heavy-lifters lining the streets and gardens," said group member Ms Jen Wilder.

"The real heroes at Pearl Beach are the tall and abundant angophora floribunda.

"Angophora costata, coastal banksia, paperbark and southern mahogany are there helping too, amongst others, but its the large quantity and size of the angophora floribunda that add the most shade and value to this highly desirable location.

"There is even a plaque labelling one spectacular specimen on Diamond Road.

"The collective effect of so many taller trees speaks for itself.

"Is it any wonder why experts call for at least 40 per cent urban canopy cover?

"Take a walk around Pearl Beach or look at if you need proof of the value of canopy," she said.

"Here at GUST, we are not scientists but we do listen and learn from those who understand the science.

"We have learned that:

"Without trees, surface runoff and soil evaporation are high.

"With trees, water is collected and stored. This stored water is then released into the atmosphere from the leaves.

"Through this transpiration, the surrounding air is cooled as water changes from liquid to a vapour resulting in a cooling effect.

"Standing under a tree on a hot day cools us.

"If we had hundreds of trees along our streets, our whole suburb would be cooler in summer.

"Let's make the most of this rain and plant a tree."

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