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Recycled Macrocarpa Put To Good Use

January 12, 2005

Recycled Macrocarpa Put To Good Use

Wood from four macrocarpa trees felled last year for safety reasons has been recycled and used at a North Shore City park, and for wood carving.

The trees at Potters Park in Takapuna, which were estimated to be 130 years old, were felled by the council in July and replaced with four totara and two kauri.

Council parks operations manager, Mike Weaver, says some of the tree trunks have been donated to Lake House, and the rest used at Marlborough Park in Glenfield.

"I believe the macrocarpa is being used by Lake House for the Wood Sculpture Live 2005 exhibition, and we have had the rest of the trunks milled for seating areas and construction at the park," he says.

"Macrocarpa is an attractive wood that doesn't need treating before it can be used."

The council also took cuttings from the trees to be propagated, and if successful these will be planted in other nearby parks.

"We recognised these trees were a landmark, and that recycling them would mean they would continue to be a part of the city," says Mr Weaver.


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