Two coastal banksias have been removed from Park Beach.
Two coastal banksias have been removed from Park Beach. BRUCE THOMAS

Banksias lost

SWIMMERS, surfers and walkers are mourning the loss of two banksia trees removed from the Park Beach foreshore.

The trees were cut down about a week ago but no one has so far admitted responsibility or given a reason for their removal.

The president of the surf life saving club, Terry Maher, said the surf club executive did not know anything about it although surf club members had cleaned up the fallen trees.

“There is no point or advantage in it (removal) for the surf club,” Mr Maher said.

“It makes no difference to seeing anyone in trouble in the surf and I don't believe it makes a difference to the view from the restaurant.

“If anything the trees added to the view.”

Coffs Harbour City Council staff said they knew nothing about the matter but were investigating the removal of the trees, which were within the Coastal Park.



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