NORWOOD CORK TREE: I wondered why I would be interested in this, but Lynettea said, 'You love birds, Sasha, and they live in trees.'
She said she could imagine that the people who first lived in our house many years ago in the 19th Century would have been able to see the cork tree in its youth and she thinks it is wonderful that we can still see it and enjoy its beauty. She said if you stand close to the tree you can see its wrinkly cork bark. The cork bark could be used to make wine bottle corks, but this tree has never had its cork harvested. It is a very precious tree.
|The Norwood Cork Tree in Coles Car Park is at least 122 years old and Coles want to build a car park under it.|
If Coles Supermarket digs under the cork tree and chops off its roots it will die. We think they will try to cut it down so they can build their car park and put shops all over the top. Lynettea thinks they can do better than that. SAVE THE NORWOOD CORK TREE.
There is an online Community petition on the GetUp website that you can sign
and there is also a Facebook page where you can find out more about the tree.
Soon we will be back to real cat stuff. Cat and Cork Tree start with the same first letter, says Lynettea.
I don't regard that as an excuse, but I don't like to see her upset.