16 Feb 2018

Protected tree cut

From The Panel, 4:44 pm on 16 February 2018

A Sumner man is regretting he ordered branches to be cut from a Norfolk pine tree near a building he owns, after people labelled it "eco-terrorism". The man says he had no idea the tree was protected and was only worried the branches were too close to power lines. But there has been outrage over the trimming as the branches will now not grow back. The city council is considering whether there will be any action over the incident. We ask the panelists what they think.

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