Friday, November 17, 2017

Lavenders Riverside Cafe staff have said their final farewells to the historic tree

From the Maitland Mercury report:
In a moving gathering, customers and staff of Lavenders Riverside Cafe have said their final farewells to an historic camphor laurel tree set to be cut down on Monday.
About 30 people gathered at the cafe on The Levee on Sunday afternoon to bid farewell to the tree, believed to be more than 100 years old.
The tree has been part of the landscape of Maitland’s riverbank for decades and is coming down at 7am Monday because its huge scale has caused significant maintenance issues due to leaf litter and associated water damage.

Full article available at Maitland Mercury, November 12 2017.