Work will begin replacing trees near Millennium Park this week [week commencing Monday 30 May].

In response to recent requests by our community, our Parks & Reserves team will begin planting honey locust (Gleditsia triacanthos) trees.

These will replace the existing trees in the area. The trees’ extensive root networks have begun damaging the footpaths around the square, causing trip hazards.

The risks caused mean that planting trees that will not disturb the neighbouring infrastructure is required, said Glenda Seville, Community Services and Facilities Manager at Carterton District Council.

“We recognise the importance of trees in keeping our urban environment flourishing, but we cannot compromise on the health and safety of our residents and visitors.

“Replacing the trees with more suitable species recognises our determination to keep Carterton safe for the community while also retaining our commitment to keeping Carterton green and beautiful.”

The team will start work on the corner of Belvedere Road and High Street North, which is scheduled to take two weeks, weather permitting.

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