Ugly act against trees near play­ground

Kapi-Mana News - - NEWS - By AN­DREA O’NEIL

Six young mag­no­lia trees were hacked to pieces un­der the canopies at the end of March.

The van­dal­ism oc­curred overnight on Thurs­day, March 29.

The trees, which bor­dered a play­ground on Hartham Pl North, were three years old and about five me­tres tall, Porirua City Coun­cil spokes­woman Bar­bara Ber­cic says.

They cost $1000 each and will be re­placed by the end of this month.

Van­dal­ism of this sort is sad but luck­ily doesn’t hap­pen of­ten, Canopy Con­nec­tion man­ager Eric Jones says.

‘‘It’s not com­mon but it’s pretty sad to see that sort of stuff oc­cur.’’

The trees helped at­tract cus­tom un­der the canopies, he says.

‘‘We want to make it at­trac­tive and lovely to visit so when this sort of thing hap­pens it’s a bit up­set­ting.’’

Hacked: The destruc­tion of six mag­no­lia trees is up­set­ting as they at­tracted cus­tom un­der the canopies, says CBD busi­ness lob­by­ist Eric Jones.

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