Media Release: 19 October 2016
Environmentalist Bob Brown has called for a change of plan to save the threatened Anzac memorial fig trees on Sydney's Anzac Parade. 'Nearly a century old, these magnificent green giants are an essential feature of the idea of Sydney as a vibrant, green global city. Surely cars, not more of those remarkable trees, should be making way for the introduction of modern, pollution-free public transport.'
'As global warming impacts with increasing ferocity on Sydney like all the world's urban areas, the mature Anzac Parade figs planted by the people nearly 100 years ago should be celebrated rather than sacrificed,' Brown said.
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