Friday 28 February 2014
Two-stage replacement process for Livingstonia Park trees
The future of
the trees at Taieri Mouth’s Livingstonia Park has been decided, with Council
opting for a two-stage replacement process.
District Assets Manager Jules Witt said that the 60-70 year old pines that
provide shade and shelter to the park have been the subject of much debate
in the past.
Mr Witt said
that after an independent arborist found that the trees are coming towards
the end of their useful life, an initial round of public submissions last
year were quite evenly split between retaining the trees with ongoing
pruning and removing them all now.
developed a further proposal for consultation with the community which
included a two-stage replacement process for the trees:
Clearing a 3m strip
of the sand dunes on the seaward side of the existing trees and mulching
this area for the planting of a line of replacement trees. Selective pruning
would also take place.
The felling of the
mature trees in five to seven years’ time once the new plantings have had
the chance to establish.
also included the felling in the near future of the approximately 14
unpruned trees at the southern end of the park. A memorial area to Joanna
Green, the original donor of the park land, would be planted in this area.
Mr Witt said
that Council received a further six submissions on this two-stage
replacement proposal, with most of them in favour.
therefore decided at its meeting yesterday (Thursday 27 February) to proceed
with this proposal.
important to note that Council fully appreciates the significance of the
trees. In deciding their future, it no way wishes to take away from the
memory of the war amputees who first established the trees over 50 years
ago,” Mr Witt said. “The replacement process aims to enhance the memory of
the war amputees by creating a safe and enjoyable amenity area for visitors
to the park.”
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Southern mayors present joint publication on shared services
(Monday 24 February 2014)
Settlement Support Forum (Tuesday 4 February 2014)
Lawrence-Tuapeka Community Newsletter February 2014
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West Otago Community Newsletter February 2014
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