My neighbourhood was built up in around the 1960s and 1970s so it’s relatively new. Luckily, so far, it’s escaped the knockdown the old house on the big block and sub-divide into two or more houses like many other suburbs around the place are undergoing.
When I was house-hunting I’d look at those cookie cutter houses on the small block with virtually no greenery around them and didn’t even look at one. Maybe one day I’ll be ready to move into a house like that where I don’t have to do much maintenance but when that’s becoming the norm in suburbs nearby I’m not super keen.
I remember driving past housing developments when I was a kid and mum would say the same thing. Although those places are probably very established now with various plants to attract some wildlife.
The tree in the photo above was probably here before the houses were. It’s near an oval and not near any houses so it didn’t need to be cut down I guess. When I drive past it I have to slow down because one of its roots grows underneath the asphalt making a big bump giving me a chance to check it out its majesty. I’m sure it’s seen lots of changes over the years and will probably see more over years to come. It will hopefully be here as this suburb moves onto its next phase.