Tree saga update
The fate of six pohutukawa on Great North Rd may be known by Christmas. Auckland Transport says a report from independent commissioners on a proposal to remove and replace the trees is due in December. The trees, believed to be 80 years old, stand in the way of the $70 million St Lukes motorway project. More than 50 residents and groups fighting to save the trees were last week shut out from having a say due to a clerical error.