When some outside contractors came to re-seal the small driveway …

Comment on Lucky the Town Council isn’t in the forestry business by Frank Baarda.

When some outside contractors came to re-seal the small driveway into our clinic in Yuendumu a lollypop lady attended all day to ensure our safety.
What I want to know Ralph, did you engage a lollypop person whenever you planted a tree?
Also, were you appropriately kitted out?
Hi-vis vest, steel capped boots, safety glasses and hard hat?
Are you accredited?
Have you attended a verge tree planting course and do you have a certificate?
Quite clearly not, as you don’t have a clue as to what sort of tree it is.
I suggest you claim that it is your contribution to reduce carbon emissions, or spread a rumour the tree is sacred.

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