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It was a famous song by English 70s rock group ‘The Clash’;
but it’s also a question we need you to answer for us: ‘Should they stay or
should they go?’
The ‘they’ we refer to are six large council-owned poplar
trees in Dudley Park.
These trees are located at the northern end of Dudley Park
near the Park Street gates.
A nearby resident has requested they be removed, as they
shed large amounts of catkins (seeds) and “kapok” which becomes windblown and
enters the neighbouring property.
This not only makes a mess for the property owner, including
inside of the dwelling, but it is also combustible, and has previously been
used by vandals to start fires.
Council’s contract arborists have inspected the trees, which
are in fair health, although their form individually is poor due to being
planted as a group.
The trees, which range in height between 25-30 metres, do
provide a high amenity value, offering summer shade and a sense of scale to the
large open area of the park.
There is evidence of weaknesses in some of the branch unions,
which you would kinda expect given they are senior citizens between 60 and 70
years old, but not to the extent where the trees are considered a safety
We have managed any issues by branch weight reduction and the
removal of any dead wood.
The trees are continually monitored to ensure they are not a
Council is now seeking your views, which will be factored
into a report being prepared for the community board, prior to any decision on
the future of the trees.
Should the board resolve to remove them, it is intended that
large replacement specimen trees that will eventually grow to provide the same
sense of scale will be planted in the same area.
We want to hear from you, so if you have any comments or
questions regarding the removal of the trees, please contact Greg Barnard by
Tuesday July 25.
Greg BarnardParks Community Assets Officer Waimakariri District Council Private
Bag 1005Rangiora 7440Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Name: Matt McIlraith
Phone: 03 311 8902