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Removal of Wilding Pines in Twizel

From mid-May work will take place in Twizel to remove wilding pines from two locations in the town.

1. State Highway 8

REOPENED: Wilding Pine removal work alongside SH8 between Ostler Road and Max Smith Drive has been completed and the road reopened to traffic.

  • The round-the-town walk/cycle trail will also be closed, for about 6-8 weeks until about 30 June. While it is closed, the alternative route to/from Lake Ruataniwha will be via Ostler Road.
  • Once the trees have been removed, the trail will be re-built on Council-owned land along the road.

2. Glen Lyon Road

Tree removal will take place along Glen Lyon Road from Nuns Veil Road towards the campground this week from Thursday 18 May, with felling work planned to be completed by Friday 19 May.

Work sites will be clearly signposted and traffic management will be in place when necessary. All members of the public are asked to take care when in the areas during this time and to obey all signage and instructions from the contractors.

In both cases the removal will be followed by remediation of the land and the planting of ornamental deciduous species.

Thank you for your patience while we do this work.