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Save the Trees? Not happening.

 |  B. Luxford  | 

The Council has erected a number of signs like this one saying, ‘Save our trees”. You can see them at different points along Buffalo Beach Road and in other places along the coast.

However, TCDC is not doing what they are asking of the public. They are not saving the trees as you can see in the photo, and they haven’t really kept an eye on the safety of their own sign as it is ready to topple over because of erosion.  The Council has had 18 months to do something about this situation.

Our trees keep the vegetation and the soil intact. Signs don’t do anything but make people mock or be mad, if the message stands right next to a situation where the opposite is occurring.

The photo of the tree lying down is right near the end of the rock wall. It is so very close to Buffalo Beach Road and people still have to go round an unsafe section of the footpath. All could be fixed in a couple of days. Why hasn’t it been addressed?

I know the council is trying to keep rates down but delaying it costs more and has people questioning the capability of the Council to do even the smaller jobs.

As a farmer, I follow so many rules re Resource Consents and ensuring all practises are done when needed. I am disappointed that TCDC is not being responsible with the environment we have entrusted to their care. This is a basic service and a basic use of rate payer’s money.

I have planted thousands of trees on my land and though I am not ‘a greenie’, I know we have to look after land and the coastline and then it will look after us. The sign in the photo is near the Boating Club currently on stilts. That is an issue that needs addressing. In the next storm, this sign which asks us to save the trees, will be washed away. The reserve was planted up some years ago by the community, but now it looks like we are watching it wash away.

The Council has erected a number of signs like this one saying, ‘Save our trees”. You can see them at different points along Buffalo Beach Road and in other places along the coast.

However, TCDC is not doing what they are asking of the public. They are not saving the trees as you can see in the photo, and they haven’t really kept an eye on the safety of their own sign as it is ready to topple over because of erosion.  The Council has had 18 months to do something about this situation.

Our trees keep the vegetation and the soil intact. Signs don’t do anything but make people mock or be mad, if the message stands right next to a situation where the opposite is occurring.

The photo of the tree lying down is right near the end of the rock wall. It is so very close to Buffalo Beach Road and people still have to go round an unsafe section of the footpath. All could be fixed in a couple of days. Why hasn’t it been addressed?

I know the council is trying to keep rates down but delaying it costs more and has people questioning the capability of the Council to do even the smaller jobs.

As a farmer, I follow so many rules re Resource Consents and ensuring all practises are done when needed. I am disappointed that TCDC is not being responsible with the environment we have entrusted to their care. This is a basic service and a basic use of rate payer’s money.

I have planted thousands of trees on my land and though I am not ‘a greenie’, I know we have to look after land and the coastline and then it will look after us. The sign in the photo is near the Boating Club currently on stilts. That is an issue that needs addressing. In the next storm, this sign which asks us to save the trees, will be washed away. The reserve was planted up some years ago by the community, but now it looks like we are watching it wash away.


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