Starting during the week of 25 July Council contractors will be starting work to remove a large Douglas fir tree in the Fairlie Domain.
This tree has what is known as a double-leader rather than a single trunk and has a much higher risk of splitting down the middle. In winter, ice builds up under this tree which has created a fall hazard, especially for older residents.
Douglas firs are a large evergreen tree which is commonly used in commercial plantations, and which can be wind-prone.
Fairlie Community Board and Council’s Parks team support this removal of this tree on the condition that a replacement deciduous tree is planted.
While work in under way the site will be clearly signed and the public is asked to respect all signage and instructions issued by our contractors.