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Monday, November 19, 2012

Millions spent on dead trees

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Another Labor green financial waste with millions of dollars spent planting trees along the Murray down the gurgler as the trees are now dead. The long-suffering taxpayer will pay ,as it has for all other Labor green disasters.
. The Australian reports

ONE of the nation's largest tree planting schemes has become an expensive failure with the majority of the 2.5 million trees planted under the River Murray Forest project now dead because of poor planning, drought and a ban on watering.
Former premier Mike Rann allocated $5.7 million to the scheme in a bid to woo the Greens before the 2007 South Australian election, but land owners, regional groups and seedling provider Greening Australia have described the scheme as ill-planned.
Thousands of trees died in the initial planting zone between Morgan and Renmark because of drought, locusts, bad soils, a ban on watering and poor site choice, with some farms up to 20km from the Murray.

1 comment:

  1. Ouch! As someone who spends a lot of time raising plants, I can feel for those tree seedlings put out to die on the decree of politicians and bureaucrats. Some were placed on limestone cliffs where the natural vegetation would have been saltbush. Whatever these greenies are, they are not plant lovers.

    We have laws against cruelty to animals. Anyone who lets their dog die of dehydration and heatstroke can be prosecuted, and rightly so. Why not similar laws against cruelty to plants?