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Salient. Victoria University Student Newspaper. Volume 36, Number 9. 1ts May 1973

Under the Bulldozer?

Under the Bulldozer?

Dear Sir,

Where are all the Ecology Action groups and the Conservationists when the campus is being desecrated by shrieking, chugging juggernauts until it becomes a yellow bowl of swirling dust??

Why does a lone kowhai fall to allow for drainage at the side of the houses on Kelburn Parade? Those who have for long enjoyed the prospect of this tree thought it had been reprieved. Blossoms burst forth and birds returned - as if realising that the tree had been spared. But now one bulldozer has swiftly ended years of growth and the stand of gum trees is assailed again.

If this is planned development what will future students and staff enjoy? Perhaps a concrete wilderness devoid of trees where no bird sings. Modern New Zealanders should learn from their forefathers' mistakes; preserve now. It's not too Late.

Woodman Spare Those Trees

Yours sincerely,

Carol A. Cooper