Monday morning’s walk made my blood boil. Pruning work had been going on around the car park area and the work carried had been pretty drastic. But to destroy all the tree ferns (Cyathea) growing along the stream that runs next to the path. Why? These tree ferns are native species and were part of the ecosystem.
All that was left, of the healthy row of tree ferns that lined the stream, were bleeding stumps and dismembered stems and leaves.
Gone are the verdant fronds upon which reptiles such as the green crested lizards lounge to soak up in the morning warmth.