7 days ago

Salisbury Park tree damage

Jonathan from Herne Bay

Today I found that someone or some people have been damaging a group of native trees in Salisbury Park, Herne Bay by pruning and digging around their roots to construct what looks to be a bike riding track. The damage being done to these old native trees is significant and I find it hard to see how people can feel it is ok for them to do such damage. These are old trees that have been there for a significant amount of time; Titoki, Kohekohe, Kanuka and Totara. While I was there two kids rode their bikes over and asked if I was going to report this to the council and asked why. I asked if they knew what can happen if you ride over the roots of trees like that and they said yes - they can die.
If anyone has seen people there sawing and damaging the trees, digging amongst the roots please can you say something or report this to the council? I have reported it and am awaiting the job number and the council are coming out to look at the damage shortly.
The stand of trees are at the end of Salisbury Street. Enter the park and turn left walking westward and the stand of trees is there.
The council job # I have been given after reporting this is NR60225740.

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Todd Niall Reporter from Central Leader

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