CBD trees - stay or go?

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A DEFINITE trend has emerged on the question of removing or retaining the lagunaria patersonii trees in Naracoorte's CBD.

More than 300 people have voted in the Herald's online poll, and an overwhelming 90 per cent of voters want to see the trees removed and replaced by another type of tree...

Here's the article posted on Thursday:

EVERYONE seems to have an opinion - so here's a chance to make yours count.

Should the six lagunaria patersonii trees in Naracoorte's main street be removed and replaced - as some of the neighbouring businesses would like - or should they be retained?

Naracoorte Lucindale Council's botanical advisory committee will make a recommendation on the issue in coming months.

Those who want the trees removed say they cause health problems such as allergic reactions and obstruct the buildings behind them. They would like them replaced by mature trees which don't cause health issues.

Their supporters say they are a part of Naracoorte's history, provide shade and shelter and should be kept for as long as they are healthy.

Where do you stand?

The results will be collated and passed on to the council to use as part of its consultation process.

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