Planting Flora for Fauna

Principal Petitioner Kemp Killerby, Forest Lake
Date Closed Thu, 26 Jan 2017 This epetition has ended
No. of signatures 257 signatures

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Residents draw the attention of Council to the fact that as the natural range of our local native Australian bushfoods, indigenous utility trees and fauna- attracting host plants have been dramatically reduced since European colonization. We are proposing that from now on, all trees planted by the Brisbane City Council, its sub-contractors and employees should be (local South East Queensland) native Australian bushfoods, indigenous utility trees and fauna attracting host plants!

This will not only help reduce the already over-heated urban landscape, it will also help and provide a much needed food source for our native Australian fauna and provide educational opportunities for the inhabitants of Brisbane to learn more about our local environment and the flora and fauna (naturally) found therein.

Your petitioners therefore request that henceforth, all tree plantings undertaken by the Brisbane City Council, its sub-contractors and employees, be locally sourced South East Queensland native Australian bushfoods, indigenous utility trees and fauna-attracting host plants.

We, the residents of the Brisbane City Council, believe that the mass planting of mono-cultured exotic vegetation has little or no long-term benefit to the preservation of the local flora, fauna and the human inhabitants.

In the interest of enhancing our degraded biodiversity, we, the residents of the Brisbane City Council, request that Council undertake this action in order to reflect the desires and expectations of its constituents.