ROSEWOOD – Acknowledging that his next scheduled policy speech to open Parliament is only a month away, King Adam made a public speech this afternoon describing policies and projects to be taken up in the immediate future.
The address, given in the main gathering place of the Royal Residency, focused especially on issues affecting Rosewood.
Environmental issues in the capital featured prominently. In response to an increasing number of native saplings sprouting in poor locations, Adam indicated that a census of all young trees would be made and that those that “cannot, for their own sake or that of their surroundings, be permitted to remain in place” would be transplanted.
In addition, the king promised to work with the Überstadti environment ministry to find solutions to a worsening invasive plant problem. English ivy and Himalayan blackberry threaten native growth in parts of Rosewood, including berry bushes with economic importance. One of the projects proposed in the speech was arranging work parties to combat the pest plants.
The location of public facilities in Eastern Rosewood was also discussed. Adam said that the Independence Spire, Überstadt’s national monument that was removed from its original location and kept in storage for many months, would promptly be erected once more in a new, more visible, location. He also invited public comment on where plots dedicated for use as foreign embassies should be located and how they should be marked.
The king ended by announcing that Roy Bridge, the small log bridge Überstadtis use to cross the ephemeral stream Edmount’s Finger to enter the main part of Creekbed Colony, is rotting and likely to either collapse or be destroyed by American authorities. The bridge provides access to the huckleberry bushes and ferns that are the focus of operations there.
The Überstadti government does not intend to resist the removal of the bridge, with King Adam acknowledging after the speech that its dismantling would be good for public safety. Instead, the kingdom’s cabinet will discuss the future of their nation’s activity in Creekbed, which will likely shift to a northern area of the colony.