Tree poisoned in Mount to be removed

The poisoned tree. Photo: Tauranga City Council/Facebook.

A tree poisoned in Mount Maunganui is set to be removed.

Tauranga City Council says the Melia tree on Maunganui Road, corner of Prince Avenue, will be removed between December 6 and 13.

“The tree had been poisoned in May 2019 and unfortunately hasn’t improved since,” says a post on the council Facebook page.

“We don’t know who poisoned the tree but we monitored it closely since we found out.”

Council is expected the removal of the tree to take about four hours and says some road and footpath closures will be in place.

“We will replant with a Puka, a native New Zealand tree, in the 2020 planting season.”

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