No more trees

Auckland City Harbour News - - LETTERS -

While walking through some quiet Pt Che­va­lier streets we dis­cov­ered an un­set­tling har­bin­ger of the fu­ture.

A cor­ner site on Moa Rd and Kanuka St had been clear-felled leav­ing five stumps of ma­ture trees.

My friend who lives nearby said they were large, beau­ti­ful, mostly oak, trees.

The house had also been re­moved to leave a va­cant site.

If th­ese tree re­movals are per­mis­si­ble un­der the cur­rent tree rules, there will be greater losses when the Re­source Man­age­ment Re­form bill passes into law.

As re­ported in your pa­per, this bill will re­voke most tree pro­tec­tion rules.

A clear-felled site will be the norm, rather than the ex­cep­tion.

Our next gen­er­a­tion will not ex­pe­ri­ence cool tree canopies in Auck­land.

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