Given the size and age of those trees they should …

Comment on Trees on Melanka block no longer sacred? by R Henry.

Given the size and age of those trees they should have their roots down to the water table and so should not need watering.
Watering mature gums encourages the roots to stay near the surface. If heavy rains soften the soil and we get strong winds they fall over.
Sadly Ray is close to the money as more than a few projects have been held to ransom.
The final result, once sacred title was granted, was a conversion for money.

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