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Residents asked to help make New Brighton greener

Monday 9 August 2004

Residents asked to help make New Brighton greener

More than 1,000 New Brighton residents will be sent information from the Christchurch City Council this week, asking them to take part in Planting New Brighton – a project aimed at increasing the number of trees in New Brighton gardens.

“The project is hoped to encourage New Brighton residents to plant more trees on their properties and is an element of the New Brighton Master Plan being driven by the New Brighton Revitalisation Taskforce,” Christchurch City Council project co-ordinator Debbie Hunt said

The brochure being delivered to residents between Rodney and Rawhiti Streets includes information on selecting trees and where, when and how to plant them. It also has a tear off section that entitles holders to 25 per cent off two trees from either Portstone Garden Place or Trees For Canterbury. Funding for this discount has been provided by the nurseries.

Planting New Brighton aims to improve the appearance of the area’s streets and gardens; provide more shelter and shade in the district; help maintain the city’s diverse range of plants and animals; and enhance Christchurch’s garden city image.

Anyone wanting more trees planted outside their gate would need to contact Christchurch City Council’s City Transport Unit.

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