WOLLONGONG City Council suspects that residents jealously guarding their view are responsible for the illegal lopping and poisoning of 12 juvenile Norfolk Island pines in Towradgi.
Lopping off the coupe's roof could have spoilt the style and substance, but it hasn't, writes David Morley.
DON'T even think about lopping that tree in the backyard. It might soon be earning you a reduction in your council rates.
IN THE mid-1800s, anti-Chinese feeling on the goldfields of NSW flared into riots, complete with the lopping of pigtails, but yesterday there was a chalk-written roadside sign in both English and Chinese characters welcoming President Hu Jintao.
THE June 8 storm has now claimed four of the giant fig trees in Newcastle's iconic Laman Street, but it is paling in comparison to the storm brewing over their hurried lopping and replacement.