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Somerset Road tree replanting

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About the Somerset Road tree replanting

We recently removed two poplar trees along Somerset Road in Mt Roskill after they significantly declined in health and posed a risk to the public.

Our tree specialists have now assessed the remaining poplar trees for health and safety reasons.

Our long-term vision for Somerset Road 

We are working on a long-term plan (over the next 30 years) for the trees on Somerset Road.

As part of this, we're considering a proactive, urban forest approach.

This will be based on:

  • tree health and public safety
  • the history of failures at the location
  • proactive replacement planting.

What we are proposing

We are proposing that once an individual tree reaches a state of decline that requires safety intervention that we will remove it and replace it with a new tree.

Existing trees will be maintained and cared for.

We will undertake annual inspections to ensure they can remain in place as long as possible to give the new trees time to establish.

The replanting of Somerset Road

Our urban forest specialists have recommended we replant using a diverse species mix which are able to cope with drought and urban constraints.

They have taken into consideration species options that would be suitable for:

Tree species options for Somerset Road

Our tree specialists recommend we plant a mix of the following species options for the tree renewal:

  • Rewarewa
  • Pōhutukawa
  • Hornbeam
  • Titoki
  • Oak
  • Jacaranda
  • KoheKohe
  • Gingko
  • Acer
  • Puriri.

What we want your feedback on

We'd like to know about what you think of our proposal for planting of new trees on Somerset Road.

When you can have your say

You can have your say from 26 July to 16 August 2021.