The tree with the swing is in a set of around 30 pine and macrocarpa trees on the corner of Awa and Karaka Bay roads that will be felled from Friday [Feb 9] because of storm damage and bank stability issues.
Council tree specialist William Melville says when the area’s community was informed of the felling, several people responded to ask that the swing be saved.
“Fortunately, the tree with the swing can be left on its own and will be monitored in to the future, which is great news for the area’s children.”
“While it’ll be sad to see the loss of these grand trees, we’ll be replanting the area with native vegetation.”
The project is expected to take three weeks, and will take place Monday to Friday 7.30am-5.30pm, weather permitting.
The surrounding park will be closed to the public during the works and minor traffic restrictions will be in place.
All wood will be removed from site and sold to recover costs on the project.