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Mt Albert residents upset over plans to remove exotic trees

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Thu, 7 Nov 2019, 6:33PM
Artist impression of Ōwairaka/Mt Albert after the native regeneration project being carried out by the Tūpuna Maunga Authority. Image / Supplied

Mt Albert residents upset over plans to remove exotic trees

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Thu, 7 Nov 2019, 6:33PM

Residents in the Auckland suburb of Mt Albert are up in arms over the council's plans to remove nearly 350 exotic trees.

It's part of the Tupuna Maunga Authority's programme to restore native vegetation and wildlife habitat.

Local resident Anna Radford told Heather du Plessis-Allan people would support a gradual removal and replacement process over up to 20 years.

Radford says it will take decades for the new native trees to grow to a decent height.

"It should be a staggered approach, because it will take decades for the new native trees to mature. We want a process which is a win-win for everyone."

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