Curb growth in population

YOUR reports in last week�s edition, as well as Kate Leaver’s editorial on the importance of trees to combat oppressive heat in our rapidly growing suburbs, do not address the problem of unsustainable population growth.

No one who moves to Perth wants to live in a new outer suburb void of trees, but high-density housing, which sadly is the City of Stirling’s vision of the future, requires clearing of blocks including mature trees.

This makes our summers even hotter due to lack of shade and increased radiant heat.

Our streetscape also suffers, which is another negative to population growth.

Maybe we all should have a good think of how our local suburbs will look like and how our quality of life will be in the near future if we do not curb runaway population growth now.

GREG BRENNAN,

North Beach.