Blog: On this spot once stood a sunlit grove

It's Friday 9 September 2016. At daybreak, after two days of relentless felling interrupted by repeated attempts by forest defenders to halt the destruction, virtually all of the remnant of "critically endangered" Cooks River-Castlereagh Ironbark Forest at Beverly Grove in Sydney's south-west has been cleared for the Baird Government's WestConnex toll road project.