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A replacement programme for trees
in the Mansfield Subdivision, Kaiapoi, will be developed to meet local
residents' requirements after a number of requests for the removal of various
The need for a dedicated
replacement plan was determined by the Kaiapoi-Tuahiwi Board at its December
meeting, with members accepting that decisions around the future of individual
trees needed to be made on a case-by-case basis, subject to consistent
guidelines to be outlined in the plan.
The Board directive did not contain
any predetermined outcome as to what the plan should be.
Once research is completed to
determine which trees are causing problems a plan will be created, although
this will still need to be signed off by the Community Board, and the time
frame for its implementation agreed.
Trees in the area have been the
subject of debate in the last two years, with residents consulted about their
future last year.
As a result of that process, the
then Kaiapoi Community Board decided that all of the trees should remain.
That decision did contain a caveat
allowing residents to seek action around individual trees, with the volume of
requests under that provision leading to this week's discussion.
The plan will provide Council
staff with a guide on how to deal with removal requests and provide some
guidance to residents on what the likely outcome of individual requests will
There was no desire from the Board
to see the wholesale removal of mature trees, and their replacement with the
replanting of young trees, with members indicating it was important the current
feel and tone of the streetscape shouldn't be altered.
It is expected that all replanted
trees will be of a species that will fit in without a perceptible change to the
current situation. This will involve the careful selection of replacement
species that provide the same look but without creating the same issues, and
the replacement of individual trees rather than wholesale lots.