Urgent removal of pines in Western Springs Lakeside Park

Thirteen trees have been identified for immediate removal following concerns about their health. 

Following concerns raised by residents affected by Auckland Council’s planned emergency tree felling works along the western side of Western Springs Lakeside Park have been delayed so that further engagement can take place with residents.

The council has applied for a resource consent to remove the entire stand of 200+ pines in the forest block and replace them with a native forest. However, following concerns expressed by a neighbouring resident in November, a site inspection took place with a qualified council arborist and an independent arborist which identified the deteriorated and dangerous state of 13 trees in the park which pose an immediate risk to neighbouring residents and their property …

Read more from Auckland Council here: urgent-removal-of-pines-in-western-springs-lakeside-park/