Queenstown Lakes District Council contractors removed two
dead trees and carried out routine pruning in the Queenstown
Gardens last week.
Contractors have taken away 172 trees from the Wakatipu basin
in the past 12 months at a cost of $54,769, including
hazardous removals, dead juveniles, fallen trees and
storm-damaged trees, which were either planted by the
council, wild grown or inherited through development.
The greatest number of trees removed was 58 in December last
year, followed by 43 in February.
The latter month included the removal of four Lombardy
poplars from St Omer Park after a single tree fell in high
winds, damaged property and cut road access to Fernhill,
Sunshine Bay and Glenorchy in mid January.
• Everyone interested in farm forestry is welcome to attend a
free day-long workshop ''Trees on Wakatipu's small farms and
lifestyle blocks: New opportunities'' on April 24, the
Queenstown Lakes District Council announced on Friday. The
workshop is one of a national series aimed at encouraging
landowners to think again about the potential for trees on
their property. Register attendance by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org.