Grand but costly re­place­ments

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

Four large mag­no­lias were planted un­der the canopies last Wed­nes­day to re­place the six trees hacked down on March 29.

The mag­no­lia gran­di­flora, much big­ger than the mag­no­lias de­stroyed in March, cost $1000 each and were about 15 years old, Porirua City Coun­cil’s hor­ti­cul­ture su­per­vi­sor Bec­kee Lunn said. They were planted in Hartham Pl North, next to the chil­dren’s play­ground.

This was the sec­ond time the coun­cil has had to re­place the trees due to van­dal­ism, Ms Lunn said. ‘‘They’re there for aes­thet­ics and beau­ti­fi­ca­tion, and some thugs have to come and tear them down,’’ she said.

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