Neighbours are furious a landmark tree in Christchurch is being cut down.
“This owner has spat on the whole community,” said Mt Pleasant resident Eddie du Plessis, who lives two doors over. “We have almost 50 people who are passionate supporters of saving the tree. He has to live with himself now. “
The neighbours don’t really understand the concept of private property do they. It is not their tree.
The 21-metre manna gum tree was thought to be about 90 years old and was dangerous, owner Simon Harty said. “We believe this species of tree drops limbs without warning. In our opinion, this tree has outgrown this site.”
Maybe the neighbours could plant their own trees.