BEGINNING OF THE END?
IN THE 20 years that I've walked around Heritage Forest Park, I have seen more trees cut down than ever planted.
Any trees that are planted are rarely looked after and most die through neglect or being accidentally sprayed with Roundup.
Management of this park is a disgrace.
There are cities around the world who boast of having a large park in their midst, the Domain in Sydney, Hyde Park in London or Central Park in America.
They take pride in their trees.
This park is being continually chipped away (literally). Our council takes the attitude that the park is there for its convenience, whether to extend the grounds of the sports facilities (can't let trees get in the way of sport), or an extended car park (can't let trees get in the way of cars) or because some trees are in the way of a dog club that hangs out there every weekend.
Why is the dog club allowed to build and operate a business in the park anyway?
Does the council actually have a plan?
Or is it going to keep on taking more and more land as it sees fit.
This park has trees that can boast being older than the council that looks after it.
I see a great big "X" being put in front of the sign Heritage Park Forest.
Jane Whyte, Invermay.
THE Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery and the Royal Society of Tasmania have apologised and now you need to follow through Mr Gutwein and apologise to our community for the government policies that have oppressed and traumatised our people for generations since colonisation.
It's your responsibility as Premier to address and apologise for these past actions.
The state government also need to follow through and fund a cultural centre and return our objects from these institutions to allow us to reconnect to them and tell our stories from our perspective.
You might then go down in history as the gutsy Gutwein government.
Fiona Maher, truwana rangers, Cape Barren Island.
DIRT BIKES A HAZARD
COULD someone from the pro North-East rail/bike trail lobby please tell me how you intend to (realistically) prevent dirt bike riders from using the trail as a handy shortcut between forestry tracks.
As someone who farms in the affected area I can tell you that noisy dirt bikes are a complete nuisance and we have lost livestock as a result of them. By allowing these people further access to our properties the situation will only get worse.
Robert Dickinson, Wyena.
NO NEWS ON FACEBOOK
IN YOUR article you act like this [Facebook's ban on Australian news] is a bad thing (The Examiner, February 19).
If no news is on Facebook, then all information that is on there is thus fake or made up. Now all the anti-vaxxers, flat-earthers and other general idiots won't have a platform. The world will be a far better place if people aren't getting their 'misinformation from this very bad source.