Friday, November 17, 2017

Historic Camphor Laurel tree at Lavenders Riverside Cafe will be cut down

From the Maitland Mercury report:
An historic Camphor Laurel tree that has been part of the landscape of Maitland’s river bank for more than 100 years will be cut down on Monday morning.
Lavenders Riverside Cafe owner Stephanie Purdon has lost her appeal to save the iconic tree, which has provided a picturesque backdrop and shade for her patrons.
After a meeting with her solicitor on Thursday morning, Mrs Purdon said the fight to save the tree was becoming too expensive and there was nothing more she could do to stop its demise.

Full article available at Maitland Mercury, November 9 2017.