A plea to Bendigo residents during summer

During our prolonged drought a large number of established nature-strip trees were lost, and recently replaced. 

Driving around Bendigo now I notice how many of these new trees are really suffering from the current dry spell.

I beg residents to spend five minutes a week, standing holding the hose (as required) to give their nature strip tree a good soaking. This is all it takes to revive and preserve these young trees, and our streets are more attractive and our pollution reduced.

Merle Hall,