For many years we have been concerned by several large privets in the midst of the lava rock forest on the Roy Clements Treeway. While they provide food for birds they also create the risk of exotic pest plants outgrowing the local species, and provide a large seed source of weeds. The health of many people with respiratory conditions are affected by privet when they are in flower.
We are pleased that Watercare and Council contractors will be removing several privets next week. They have chosen to do it during the school holidays to minimise the impact on the local community.
Closure: Most of the Roy Clements Treeway will be closed during week starting 15th July.
This will allow the arborists to remove these pest trees in a way that will ensure public safety. There will be signs at each entrance regarding the closure.