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question ‘Should they stay or should they go’ was unanimously decided at the
Rangiora-Ashley Community Board meeting last Tuesday night, and the trees are
Black Poplar trees located at the northern end of Dudley Park were on trial
recently with the charge of causing a nuisance. The trees, thought to be around
60-70 years old were under the spotlight recently when nuisance causing factors
were bought to the attention of Council.
these factors is the copious amounts of white cotton-wool like seed pods,
commonly known as ‘Kapok’ that the trees produce in September and October.
Another nuisance is the invasion of tree roots into drains causing blockages
and spreading through neighbouring gardens.
Board considered other factors while making its decision, including the amenity
value the trees provide, shade for park users in summer, their character, ecological
diversity and support to bird and insect life.
Community Board Chair Jim Gerard says “The feedback we received from the
community was overwhelming in favour of keeping the trees. Many of the issues they
are causing will now be mitigated, which will help reduce the impact the trees
have and address some of the concerns raised by residents. Particularly during
the September and October period”.
Staff carried out public consultation with surrounding residents and invited
feedback via Facebook. 158 replies were
received with 96% expressing a strong desire to keep the trees.