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Caution urged around trees at Cockle Bay

Published: 5 February 2019

Parents are being asked to ensure their children stay away from two fallen pōhutukawa trees at Tainui Reserve in Cockle Bay.

The trees came down in storms that also caused a landslip, and the terrain involved has presented access issues with removing them.

Howick Councillor Sharon Stewart says arborists have examined the trees and determined the crowns should be removed, with the two root plates left in place to buffer embankment erosion caused by the sea.

"Removal options are being discussed with a contractor. Bringing in a crane has been discussed but all options are being looked at."

Fencing has been erected in the area, but people continue to access the trees.

"In the interests of safety, we need people to spread the word to stay away from the area,” says Howick Local Board Chair David Collings.

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