Whanganui District Council is currently implementing its winter tree removal and replacement programme in several areas around Whanganui.
The overall focus of the work is to replace existing trees in various locations with species that reduce any potential risk to the community and require less maintenance.
The work is due for completion in early August and is taking place in these areas:
- Duncan Street – removal of 20 (mainly) silver birch trees because of poor shape and condition
- Te Mawae Street – removal of 6 (mainly) oak trees because of poor shape from pruning related to overhead power lines
- Arran Place – removal of 2 horse chestnut trees because of poor shape
- Sussex Place – removal of 7 Agonis flexuosa trees because of large falling branches (these removals are part of previously started work)
- Ward Street / Massey Street – removal of 5 Raywood ash trees because of large falling branches (these removals are part of previously started work).
Residents in these areas have been notified about the removals and the species of trees that are scheduled to be planted in their place.