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Bouquet to WCC for planting pines

  • February 16th, 2011

Astonishing!  And near my home too.

Congratulations to the WCC staff who have planted pine trees on a ridge leading up to the Mt Victoria lookout. I feared they were too enmeshed in botanical chauvinism to risk such a sensible step.

Other areas from which pines and macrocarpas have been felled have been replanted in native trees. All very well except that they grow to form gloomy dense stands. Views are then confined to slips and deliberately cut view shafts. It is only an impression, but far fewer people seem to use the paths through the native bush areas than through the open needle decked glades of  mature pines and eucalypts. 

Thank you Wellington City Council.


  • peterquixote
  • February 19th, 2011
  • 7:43 pm

go on dude tell us you are joking,
RMA is dead,
we can plant trees that work for the environment 

  • peterquixote
  • February 21st, 2011
  • 11:50 pm

there are pines and pines ,
I wonder if they are planting long living short pines,
like the Mexican drooping pines, and long bristle cones,
so many pines are good, not the G24 things from California

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