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Tree Removal Process Nearly Complete

Auckland City is this week completing the final phase of the removal of the Monterey pine on the summit of One Tree Hill.

The stump is being ground out to make way for the new planting later in the year. It was left behind when the 125-year old pine was felled last October.

Under the resource consent conditions for the tree’s removal, heritage and archaeological experts are monitoring the work to inspect and check anything discovered during the excavations of root and soil.

The area surrounding the stump has been fenced off to ensure the safety of the public while the work is carried out. However, the road to the summit remains open. The work began on Wednesday, May 2 and is expected to take three days to complete.

It is hoped that the pohutukawa and totara seedlings will be planted early next spring. However, this will depend on the outcome of the resource consent process for the planting, which is now underway.

Submissions on the planting proposal prepared by Auckland City, close on May 10. An independent commissioner, or commissioners, will convene a public hearing to determine the issues, with a decision anticipated by the end of June.


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