Firstly, the council is to be congratulated on the heritage weekend and the refurbishment of the planter boxes in the CBD.
However, nothing like enough is being done for the more permanent vegetation in the city.
I speak mainly from the perspective of Dawson Street South where the decision to plant deciduous street trees carries a number of consequences.
All the bluestone gutters (apart from our own, which at the age of 71 I still regularly clear) are now choked with leaves.
Some weeks ago there was a premature vacuuming of the few early fall of leaves but now the situation is chronic. Also many of the trees are far too tall and, as a result, Powercor hacks them into shapes that nature never intended.
Either more sympathetic pruning by Powercor or subsequent reshaping by Parks and Gardens would leave the city streets looking far more like the garden city we claim to be.