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More pine tree felling on Titirangi

6 Aug 2015

More pine tree felling on Titirangi

Tree felling on the port side of Titirangi and an area at the summit will start this weekend with some road closures in place.
Resource consent has been approved to fell some of the remaining Pine on other parts of Titirangi Reserve.

Rakaiatane Road will be closed to all unnecessary traffic from 7am-5pm on:

  • Saturday 8 August
  • Sunday 9 August
  • Thursday 20 to Monday 24 August.

Also a section of the walking tracks will be closed.

“This is for safety reasons as the trees are very close to the road,” says planning and development group manager Nedine Thatcher-Swann,
“People will be able to get a great view of the operation from the other side of the riverbank.”

Titirangi Drive from the summit car park to Norwood Road will be closed:

  • Thursday 13 to Friday 14 August
  • Monday 24 to Friday 28 August

This is to remove the trees on the opposite side of the road from the main harvested area. 

Access from Queens Drive and most walking tracks on the port side of the hill will be open.
For safety, pedestrians and motorists are asked to adhere to warning signage, instructions from contractors, tape or fencing.
“The left over wood and slash is being cut up and removed for firewood,”
This week, a mulching machine has been in operation to grind down weeds and scrub, to make way for more native planting and weed control measures.
Mayor Meng Foon says many people are looking forward to the native reserve.
“It will be a great asset to us into the future.”
The sites will be monitored by iwi for any archaeological findings as work progresses.