City of Melville Sculpture Walk
Piney Lakes Environmental Centre, Juett Park, Melville, Perth Western Australia
Maritime pine (Pinus pinaster) – friend or foe to the environment?
Dense thickets of these invasive pines suppress native plants and alter the habitats of animals; you can see the pines proliferating into natural bushland near plantations. Yet, they are valuable as a renewable resource, saving our old growth forests from logging and are of benefit in lowering the rising water table caused by past land clearing practices.
In 2007 writer Jenny De Garis composed a collection of poems in response to the temporary and permanent sculptures at Piney Lakes. The book titled Dance of Light is available at www.geocities.com/jjdeg