Museum Reserve tree felled

It was goodbye to a large lime tree at Otago Museum yesterday. The tree was removed having become dangerous to the public.

Dunedin City Council acting parks and cemeteries manager Aidan Battrick said the small-leaved lime tree at the Museum Reserve was felled by council contractors with the assistance of a crane.

"We brought in the crane for safety reasons first and foremost, and because it's a high-profile site, we don't want to do too much damage under the tree if possible."

PHOTO: PETER MCINTOSH
PHOTO: PETER MCINTOSH

The cost was estimated at thousands of dollars, he said.

The decision to remove the tree was made after it became a safety issue, despite years of attempts to bring it back to health.

 

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