On Monday 24 October we gathered for a Public Meeting on Adelaide's trees to hear from the experts, ask questions and show our leaders how many South Australians care about our canopy.
Our tree laws have been described as the worst in the nation. We know they are broken and do not meet community expectations.
Featuring Sophie Thomson (ABC's Gardening Australia, Sophie's Patch) as MC, the event was presented to a booked-out crowd at Uni SA's Allan Scott Auditorium.
Dr Stefan Caddy-Retallic from the University of Adelaide was a keynote speaker on 24 October. He was involved in the research and preparation of the report on interstate tree protections, commissioned by the State Planning Commission as a result of our Comparison Report.
The findings of the University of Adelaide report overwhelmingly backed up the findings of our report – that the protections afforded to trees on private land in SA are amongst the worst in the nation.
You can access the full report, as well as the arborist’s report into species exemptions that they commissioned at the same time here: Commission projects | SA Planning Commission)