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Nearly 50 trees on the peninsula, including eucalyptus and cabbage trees, are to be cut down over about two months, starting this week, to make way for a multimillion-dollar peninsula shared walking and cycling path.
Many cabbage and eucalyptus trees along a 4km stretch of Portobello Rd near The Cove will be removed so the road can be widened, a new rock seawall built and the path installed.
Dunedin City Council transport group manager Richard Saunders has said a comprehensive landscape plan would be started once the work had finished, which included replacing established trees with large specimens, within a major vegetation and planting programme.