IT’S impossible understanding such extraordinary foolishness as destroying a forest or grove of trees, saving the most magnificant few, putting a bitumen road either side with a long reticulated garden around the tree base, then surrounding it with houses.

Surely even a blind Greeny could see the bad tree mechanics of having water-starved, bitumen-covered outer roots and reticulated base roots of the eucalyptus late of Leslie Street, Dudley Park.

Luckily, the old fella keeled over at 10pm, not when a bus load of students was passing.

How many more trees around Mandurah are straining under the load?

Steve Rowsell, Dudley Park.